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FAMOUS FISHING SMACK "EMMA C. BERRY"
One of Mystic Seaports most admired vessels
Completely Finished & Display Ready
introduce the second in our Mystic Seaport Collection of "table top" models with more to follow.
MODEL DIMENSIONS: 14 7/8" L x 19 3/4" H x 3 5/8" W
WEIGHT 5 lbs
Presented is the Noank fishing smack EMMA
C. BERRY, that was built in the R & J Palmer shipyard in Noank, Connecticut in 1866 making her
one of the oldest sailing vessels still in operation. She fished the local waters of Long Island Sound for twenty years
before she was re-rigged as a schooner in 1886 to make her easier to handle. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to Maine
waters and operated as a fishing vessel until 1924 when she left on the Beals Island flats to rot. In 1926 Milton Beal
bought her for use as a coastal freighter, sailing between Maine, and Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 1931 she was restored
as a yacht by F. Slade Dale, who donated the BERRY to Mystic Seaport in 1969. There
the BERRY underwent another restoration, and was returned to her original rig as a smack. She was designated a National
Historic Landmark in 1995.
MODEL'S CONSTRUCTION: She is built using new
procedures and materials to replicate in the tiniest detail all the things that make up an accurate recreation of this outstanding
quality. These include a plank on frame hull finished in multiple coats flat enamel and varnished brightwork. Her
decks are detailed with a proper windlass, hatches and grating and her trunk cabin duplicates the original. Her standing
and running rigging, blocks, deadeyes, ground tackle, Sampson posts, shielded running lights, and all sorts of deck hardware
and fittings are accurately portrayed to the last detail.
The Mystic Seaport Collection sets a new standard for models whose size
is perfect for display on a desk or table top. They are detailed reproductions of the famous American designed vessels
for which we are noted as the source. She is a welcomed addition to our collection, and yours.
The EMMA C. BERRY makes
an incomparable addition to your collection of Mystic Seaport's fleet of models and will be a perfect addition to your home,
den or office.
In addition to the EMMA C. BERRY, SABINO
and BRILLIANT in this collection, we will be introducing the L. A. Dutton, and
the Charles W. Morgan. All are built to scale using Mystic Seaport Museum's archived plans, all are roughly proportionate
in size to the originals and will display well together. They are licensed reproductions so your satisfaction
is assured and made iron clad by our guarantee of personal satisfaction.
MODEL DIMENSIONS: 14 7/8" L x 19 3/4" H x 3 5/8" W
Shipping weight 5 lbs
If you've been browsing through all the boat models offered on eBay, you will be
hard pressed to find something that represents boats that are North American in design, and are executed as finely overall.
You can spend a lot more money for so called "museum quality" detailing, but you can get the same satisfaction from our new
line of moderately priced, high quality models.
As a retired professional Master mariner, we take pride in offering high quality
models of boats known and loved by American sailors at a reasonable price that will give you lasting enjoyment, and pride
of ownership. Therefore, please don't confuse our models with others you see on the internet. All MODELS are NOT CREATED
EQUAL. There is no comparison to our replicas at near this price. Before you buy, make sure to look at all photographs
carefully. Ours will show a model of unparalleled quality and faithfulness to the original builder's plans. Give-always are
the rake of the masts, fit of the sails, the proportions of the hull, and the cut of the bow. If you're in doubt, email us!
Cargo hatches and grating
Full deck gear, & name plate
Top mast & gaff rigging detail
EMMA C. BERRY'S HISTORY:
One of the oldest surviving commercial vessels in America, the EMMA C. BERRY slid
down the ways in June 1866 into the Mystic River at Noank, two miles south of Mystic at the mouth of the river. Built at the
R & J Palmer shipyard by James A. Latham, the BERRY was designed to the specifications
of a Noank "smack"--an able craft well-known from Maine to the Caribbean. Captain John Henry Berry of Noank got what
he asked for: a sloop rig carrying a large mainsail, two headsails and, for light weather, a gaff topsail. The vessel was
equipped with a well for storage of the catch, the well being a truncated pyramidal construction amidships into which water
flowed through numerous holes in the bottom hull planking, keeping the catch alive for delivery to the markets. Berry
named the smack for his daughter.
Rerigged as a schooner in 1886, taken to Maine in 1894, and fitted with a Knox gasoline engine in about
1916, the BERRY was an active fisherman until 1924, when her days seemed to be ended and she
was left on the flats at Beals Island. In 1926 Milton Beal bought her for use as a coastal freighter, sailing between Jonesport,
Rockland, and Portland, Maine, and Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 1931 she was found and restored by wooden-boat enthusiast
F. Slade Dale, a New Jersey yacht basin owner, who, in 1969, donated the BERRY to Mystic Seaport. She
was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1995.
Courtesy of Mystic Seaport
EMMA C. BERRY'S SPECIFICATIONS:
- L/B/D: 45' 9" × 14' 8" × 5'
- Displacement: 24 GRT, 8 Net
- Hull: wood
- Built: R & J Palmer Yard, Noank, Connecticut, 1866
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied
with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging.
Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately,
no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling unless we are at fault.
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