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Catalog Number C09.537
Title Half-hull Lift Model, 'Meteor'
Object Name Model, Ship
Description Half-hull lift model, starboard side, of Meteor, brown stained below water line, grey paint above water line, rudder attached, 4 5/8" x 4". Two labels, metal ('Meteor') attached to model, plastic label attached to backboard, 'steam screw/General Grant/Meteor'. Mounting board: black and burgundy or blue/green paint with gold trim and band, decorative scroll trim. Note: said to have been the last wooden-hulled merchant steamer built on the Piscataqua River until WW I.
Date 1864
Artist Tobey & Littlefield Shipyard
Dimensions L-53.5 inches
Material wood, pine/maple
Place of Origin Portsmouth, NH
Provenance Tobey & Littlefield, shipyard, Portsmouth, NH, 1864. Renamed from 'General Grant' prior to 1866 when it was sold at auction.
Search Terms Tobey & Littlefield Shipyard
Meteor (Ship)
General Grant (Ship)
Subjects Half-hulls
Ship models
Shipbuilding