Wooden Half-hull Model of the Gloucester Fishing Schooner Esie
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Wooden Half-hull Model of the Gloucester Fishing Schooner Esie, made by Pat Cummings, 1997, 7 1/2 x 28 in.
Note: The fishing schooner Elsie was designed by the noted captain Thomas F. McManus, who much improved the speed and safety of American fishing schooners. She was launched in 1910 and was able to safely carry huge loads of cargo. In later years she entered the racing world and was victorious in many races, then returned to fishing again. In January of 1934, returning from a trip in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, she began to leak and opened up forward and sank despite the crew's nine-hour pumping effort. Accompanying the model are documents from the American Marine Model Gallery Inc. about the model, maker, and history of the vessel.