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Catalog Number C09.535
Title Half-hull model, Witch of the Wave
Object Name Model, Ship
Description Half-hull model, starboard side, stained brown below waterline, black above line; gold-painted carved figure on billet head of woman standing; black bowsprit; mounting board is painted cream with raised molding; 3 labels: black and gold tin label "Witch of the Wave 1851", "Built by George Raynes, and "Presented by the Heirs of Charles W. Gray, Sr."
Date 1851
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1860
Artist George Raynes Shipyard
Dimensions L-86.5 inches
Material Maple and pine
Place of Origin Portsmouth, NH
Provenance Witch of the Wave was one of the fastest clipper ships built in Portsmouth.
Possibly hung in the office of Gray and Prime before coming to the Athenaeum.
People Raynes, George, 1799-1855
Search Terms Witch of the Wave (Clipper)
Gray and Prime
Subjects Ships
Shipbuilding
Clipper ship
Half-hull models