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Handcrafted Model Ships - Wooden Californian Model Ship 24"

Wooden Californian Model Ship 24"

Model Ship Overall Dims: 24" L x 5" W x 16" H

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Wooden Californian Model Ship 24"

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This museum quality replica of the Californian topsail schooner is a highly accurate and detailed scale model yacht designed for the discriminating sailboat enthusiast.  This fine tall ships model of the twin-masted clipper ship and official State tall ship of California is perfectly sized for any small shelf, desk or mantle. 

24" Long x 5" Wide x 16" High (1:45 scale)

  • Built from scratch by master artisans

  • Individual wooden planks used in plank-on-frame hull construction

  • High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood

  • Extensive rigging and historically accurate sails

  • Gun ports actually cut into the hull

  • Amazing Details, including:
    • Planked deck with nail holes

    • Finely carved eagle and detailed painting on stern

    • Rope coils, deck cleats and other nautical items adorn decks

    • Lattice grates, rudder chains, wooden ladders and planked steps

    • Solid brass cannons and metal anchors

    • Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle

    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color

  • Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual Californian

  • Removable base features Californian nameplate

  • Extensive research of our tall ship models from original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy

WARNING WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

 Californian was built in 1984 as a replica of the revenue service cutter C.W. Lawrence which operated off the Californian coast in the 1850s. She is known as the "Official Tall ship Ambassador for the State of California",

A precursor to today's Coast Guard, the Revenue Cutter Service was responsible for securing the tax revenue and to relieve distressed merchant vessels, much as the United States Coast Guard operates today.

Originally commissioned by the Nautical Heritage Society, she's flown the Californian flag up and down the Californian coast and in ports ranging from Hawaii, Mexico, and the East Coast.

Recently acquired by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, she underwent a complete overhaul and has now returned to providing sail training and sea educational programs up and down the Californian coast

Type:    Topsail Schooner
Hull:    Wood
Built:    1984, San Diego, CA
Homeport:    San Diego, CA
Designer:    Melbourne Smith
Builder:    Jayford Hazell/Nautical Heritage Society
Sparred Length:    145 ft (44 m)
Length on deck:    93.5 ft (28.5 m)
Beam:    24 ft (7 m)
Draft:    9.5 ft (2.9 m)
Rig Height:    145 ft (44 m)
Displacement:    129 t
Sail Area:    7,000 sq ft (700 m
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