Model No. 1: Sprite

Model No. 1


Model by: CFH and JBH
Made when: 1859
Calculated model scale: 1/16
Model length (ca.): 15.7" (39.9cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/16 (ca.): 20' 11" (6.4m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Catboat
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall

Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by CFH and JBH
#186001es Sprite (1860, Extant)

Original text on model:
"SPRITE Modeled and built 1859-60
By Chas. F. Jr and John B. Herreshoff
Lines taken off and this model made in 1929 Nath. G. Herreshoff
20' 2" oa
8' 10" beam
33" sheer 2 rabbet at midships" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"20'2" loa Sprite, a cruising catboat of 1859-60. Original model made by Charles F. and his son John B. Herreshoff. This model made by NGH in 1929 from measurements taken from boat before being shipped to The Ford Museum." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)


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