Model No. 319: Pollywog

Model No. 319

Model by: NGH (LFH)
Made when: January 1911
Estimated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 38.7" (98.3cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 38' 8" (11.8m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Beverly YC Raceabout Class
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Right

Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH (LFH)
#707s Pollywog [Polliwog] (1911)

Original text on model:
"No. 707 POLLYWOG 21' Buzzards Bay Class January 1911 Model by Francis" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"21' lwl Pollywog, Buzzards Bay class sloop of 1911. Model by L. Francis Herreshoff." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

"In looking over [#695s] Peg's construction plan and her offset book, I see no indication of LFH's involvement. I suspect that, with some general guidance from NGH (maybe the usual sketch-type layout of plan, profile, and midsection), LFH was assigned the task of carving and fairing the model [no 325] in the hope that he'd take up yacht designing. ... [#707s] Pollywog's construction plan was at least partly drawn by LFH as the notes in the lower right are clearly in his hand. Her offset book, however, is in NGH's hand. ... I'd say these were considered NGH designs, not LFH ones..." (Source: Bray, Maynard. Private email communication to Claas van der Linde, April 22, 2009.)

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