One of Mystic Seaport’s most admired
FAMOUS EXCURSION STEAMER “SABINO”
Completely Finished & Display Ready
13 3/4″ H x 5 3/8″ W WEIGHT 7 lbs
be perfectly recognizable to those who knew her in service on the Damariscotta River in the early years of this century.
acquired by Mystic Seaport in 1973 and underwent a five year refit. In 1992 she was declared a National Historic Landmark
The adoption of steam for small passenger and cargo carrying vessels in the United States occurred in the first decade ofthe 19th Century. Steam passenger and cargo vessels dominated the American Excursion Fleet. One of two surviving members ofthe unlicensed steamers that flitted around like mosquitoes on the inland waters of the United States, SABINO is the sole survivor of these small excursion steamers built on the Atlantic Coast. The other survivor, Virginia V, is the sole Pacific Coast-built small excursion steamer. These two vessels alone represent a fleet that in June 1932 was numbered an astounding 260,983 documented vessels. The fact of their survival, and a contributing factor in their significance, is
the fact that both continue in operation, keeping alive a tradition of a now vanished technology.
and materials to replicate in the tiniest detail all the things that make up an accurate recreation of this outstanding quality.
These include a properly formed hull finished in multiple coats of hand rubbed enamel and varnished brightwork. The screened
rails, wood benches, accurate standing rigging, tall stack, shielded running lights, and all sorts of deck hardware and fittings
are accurate to the last detail.
PRICE $475.00 Shipping: $45.00
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!
Fan tail stern pilothouse over foredeck Midships Claire White-Peterson photo courtesy of Mystic Seaport
SABINO’S HISTORY: For a detailed
history see: http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/nhl/sabino.htm
- L/B/D: 57′ 1″ × 22′ 3″ × 6′ 4″
- Official Number 205213
- Displacement: 24 GRT, 8 Net
- Hull: wood
- Built: W. Irving Adams shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine in