Model No. 18: Dinghy for St. Y. Colonia
Model by: NGH
Made when: July 1901
Stated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 17.9" (45.5cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 17' 11" (5.5m)
Vessel Type: Colonia electric launch (4); Colonia power tender (4); Colonia power lifeboat (2); Colonia sailing dinghy (6); Colonia rowboat (12); Colonia sailing cutter (4); Colonia lifeboat (1); Colonia sailing lifeboat (2)
Hull Configuration: Unknown (13); Centerboard (6); No centerboard (15); Keel&Centerboard (1)
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall
Vessels from this model:
35 built, modeled by NGH
Original text on model:
"Sailing dingy for COLONIA July 1901 1/12
Numbers 217 and 218 (1903) frame spaces 8 1/2" instead of 7 1/2" raised 1/2" stem 6" aft flared out to 5' 5" beam Model cut away forward and remeasured before #218 set up Dec. 1901
1923 (01?) sailing cutter for ROAMER 1925 sailing cutter for Rob. Tod 1926 sailing dinghy for Charles Goodwin." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"#568 17'3" loa sailing dinghy of 1901 for the cutter Colonia. Also, with modifications, #217 Maisie and #218 Carmen, 20 loa electric launches of 1901, sailing cutter for the steam yacht Roamer, sailing cutter for the schooner Katoura, and sailing dinghy for Charles Goodwin." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)
"The 189ft LOA steam yacht Colonia for which this dinghy was initially modelled was owned by F. G. Bourne and was neither Herreshoff-built nor -designed (she was designed by Gardner & Cox and built in Chester, PA in 1899). This Colonia is not to be confused with the Herreshoff-built America's Cup defender #435s Colonia.
#221p was added by CvdL to the list of vessels built from this model because of identical dimensions of both hull and screw and because of identical type of propulsion." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)
Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.
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