Model No. 715: Buzzards Bay 25

Model No. 715


Model by: NGH
Made when: April 1914
Stated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 32.2" (81.7cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 32' 2" (9.8m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Buzzards Bay 25
Hull Configuration: Keel&Centerboard (4); Keel (1)
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room North Wall Right

Vessels from this model:
5 built, modeled by NGH
#733s Mink (1914, Extant)
#734s Vitessa (1914, Extant)
#736s Bagatelle (1914, Extant)
#738s White Cap (1914, Extant)
#741s Tarantula (1914)

Original text on model:
"Buzzards Bay 550 sail ruling class
733 & class April 1914 Scale 1" [BB 25 Class]." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"25' lwl Mink, Vitessa, Bagatelle, White Cap, and Tarantula, Buzzards Bay 25-class of 1914. The four first named boats survive, and Aria (formerly White Cap) is on display in the Herreshoff Marine Museum's Hall of Boats. Of all the models NGH produced, this was his favorite shape." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Model discussion:
"Sunday, April 14, 1914. At work on model & design for 550 sail rating class most of day." (Source: Herreshoff, Nathanael G. Diary 1914 [manuscript]. Herreshoff Marine Museum Collection.)

"Thomas: What about this model here?
A.S. deW. Herreshoff: That is Buzzards Bay 25 footers... My father told me once he thought that was his favorite model.
Thomas: Just overall he liked that hull best of all or for some particular reason.
A.S. deW. Herreshoff: The shape of the boat. " (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. 17.)


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