Model No. 118: Louise
Model by: NGH
Made when: October 1907
Stated model scale: 1/16
Model length (ca.): 22.3" (56.7cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/16 (ca.): 29' 9" (9.1m)
Vessel Type: Knockabout
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Left
Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH
Original text on model:
"Oct. 1907 LOUISE scale - 3/4" " (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"22' lwl Louise, cabin sloop of 1908; renamed Kittiwake, she is preserved at Mystic Seaport." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)
"Thomas: Well, LOUISE, which is a boat we have at the museum which was built in 1907 or 1908 - that winter - has a wooden fin, I guess you'd call it, with no bulb on it.
A.S. deW. Herreshoff: That would be this one. It's the only model that isn't [made of] white pine.
Thomas: Oh really. She's of fir? [speaking of the half model]
A.S. deW. Herreshoff: California redwood.
Thomas: He just made an experiment, did he?
A.S. deW. Herreshoff: Probably just curiosity." (Source: Herreshoff, A. Sidney deW. [Excerpts from the transcript of an oral interview held with Barry Thomas and Maynard Bray, both Mystic Seaport Museum.] Bristol, R.I., October 15, 1975, p. 19.)
Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.
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