A “Mayflower” Model

By R.C. Anderson, published August 1926


Little is known of the actual Pilgrim Fathers’ Mayflower, so the author designed and constructed a model of an “English merchantman of the size and date of the Mayflower. Based on the dimensions of the Adventure of Ipswich (1627), the ship is assumed to have been of about 180 tons burthen and 90 feet from stem to sternpost. The article describes the process of modelling such a vessel at 1/24 scale, and the justification for the rig.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Ship Models & Figureheads

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