North River N. Y. Schooner "Wave"

American
About 1860


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x L): 162.6 x 61 x 190.5 cm (64 x 24 x 75 in.)

Accession Number

32.135

On View

George Putnam Model Ship Gallery (Gallery LG28)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Models

Built up and to scale. Painted green and black. Linen sails. Name near stern.


A schooner is a sailing vessel rigged fore and aft and with two or more masts. With sails that could be operated by small crews, schooners have been used for fishing, trading, and piloting. “Wave” easily could have been managed by three people, and the shallow design of the hull made her useful in coastal and river waters.

Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge, 12/01/1927.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge