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  • Tallships, Tugs & Trawlers
    Tallships, Tugs & Trawlers
    Group       A photographic gallery of the some of the model ship collection of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
    Group     A photographic gallery of the some of the model ship collection of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
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  • MS Nedlloyd Rouen
    MS Nedlloyd Rouen
    Image       A model of the ship “MS Nedlloyd Rouen” made in 1990 by Ted Koszucki. The “Nedlloyd Rouen” was a container ship based out of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The deck of the model is covered with containers which would have been unloaded directly onto tractor-trailers. Real chains were used for ...
    Image     A model of the ship “MS Nedlloyd Rouen” made in 1990 by Ted Koszucki. The “Nedlloyd Rouen” was a container ship based out of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The deck ...
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  • Bone Model
    Bone Model
    Image       A model of a warship made by a French prisoner-of-war during the Napoleonic Wars from bone. Mutton bones from the prisoners’ meals were often used for making models and other items. It has been suggested models were often the work of syndicates whose members collaborated, each prisoner contributing a particular ...
    Image     A model of a warship made by a French prisoner-of-war during the Napoleonic Wars from bone. Mutton bones from the prisoners’ meals were often used for making models and other ...
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  • USA Tugboat
    USA Tugboat
    Image       A model of a tugboat made c. 1890 by P.J. Carr. Tugboats such as this have been operating on waterways for nearly 200 years. They are often used to maneuver large vessels that cannot safely move themselves in crowded harbours or canals, or to move ships that lack their own ...
    Image     A model of a tugboat made c. 1890 by P.J. Carr. Tugboats such as this have been operating on waterways for nearly 200 years. They are often used to maneuver ...
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  • Welsh Fishing Boat
    Welsh Fishing Boat
    Image       A model of a Welsh salmon fishing boat called a coracle. Coracles were designed for use on fast-flowing rivers and are usually made of a framework of split and interwoven willow rods tied with willow bark. They have been used for centuries, being first noted by Julius Caesar in 55 ...
    Image     A model of a Welsh salmon fishing boat called a coracle. Coracles were designed for use on fast-flowing rivers and are usually made of a framework of split and interwoven ...
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  • The "Mary"
    The "Mary"
    Image       This model originally belonged to the Merritt Family. The Merritts were farmers at Attercliffe, near Dunnville. The model was kept on the mantelpiece at the farm.
    Image     This model originally belonged to the Merritt Family. The Merritts were farmers at Attercliffe, near Dunnville. The model was kept on the mantelpiece at the farm.
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  • Susan Hoey
    Susan Hoey
    Image       This model of the Susan Hoey was purchased around 1980 by Jim Gallant from a model builder in Goderich, Ontario. The actual “Susan Hoey” was built at Grosse Ile, Michigan and was owned by the Gaelic Tugboat Company which had offices in the same area. The Hoey was built in ...
    Image     This model of the Susan Hoey was purchased around 1980 by Jim Gallant from a model builder in Goderich, Ontario. The actual “Susan Hoey” was built at Grosse Ile, Michigan ...
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  • St. Helena
    St. Helena
    Image       A model of the ship “St. Helena” built by Robert Humpage in 1976. The model was once operated by remote control. The actual “St. Helena” sailed on the Welland Canal. The model is made of wood, while string is used for the ropes. The anchors, chains and rope-winder are metal, ...
    Image     A model of the ship “St. Helena” built by Robert Humpage in 1976. The model was once operated by remote control. The actual “St. Helena” sailed on the Welland Canal. ...
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  • Sun Rise & Sun Set Shadowboxes
    Sun Rise & Sun Set Shadowboxes
    Image       This pair of large Shadowboxes depicts the sailing ships the “Sun Rise” & the “Sun Set”. They underwent conservation treatment by conservators at the Ministry of Citizenship & Culture Conservation Facilities in 1985. These shadowboxes were donated by Miss Erie Carter, who was the daughter of DeWitt Carter, the first ...
    Image     This pair of large Shadowboxes depicts the sailing ships the “Sun Rise” & the “Sun Set”. They underwent conservation treatment by conservators at the Ministry of Citizenship & Culture Conservation ...
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  • Bottle Ships
    Bottle Ships
    Image       The building of model ships is a rather old tradition that has been practiced for over 4000 years. However, the art of model ship-making in bottles began much more recently due to the poor quality of early bottles. The first examples appeared around 1850, and they have remained a popular ...
    Image     The building of model ships is a rather old tradition that has been practiced for over 4000 years. However, the art of model ship-making in bottles began much more recently ...
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  • John A. Kling
    John A. Kling
    Image       The “John A. Kling” was a self-unloader which could carry most types of dry bulk cargo such as coal, gravel, etc. It was built in 1922 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company of Wisconsin. The “Kling” was owned by Reiss Steamship Company, and was named for Mr. John Adam Kling, who ...
    Image     The “John A. Kling” was a self-unloader which could carry most types of dry bulk cargo such as coal, gravel, etc. It was built in 1922 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding ...
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  • Portrait of Frederick Edward Graf
    Portrait of Frederick Edward Graf
    ImageText       Black and white photograph of Frederick Edward Graf, weaver, Gasline. Head and shoulders portrait of man looking to the left of the photographer. Man is wearing a dark suit, with a white shirt and dark tie. Written on back of photo: "Frederick Edward Graf; Dec 13, 1826 - April 5, ...
    ImageText     Black and white photograph of Frederick Edward Graf, weaver, Gasline. Head and shoulders portrait of man looking to the left of the photographer. Man is wearing a dark suit, with ...
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  • Portrait of Christian Albert Graf
    Portrait of Christian Albert Graf
    ImageText       Black and white photograph of Christian Albert Graf. Head and shoulders portrait of man looking to the left of the photographer. Man has short, dark hair, is wearing a dark suit, with a white shirt and a dark tie with a light dot or plaid pattern. Written on back of ...
    ImageText     Black and white photograph of Christian Albert Graf. Head and shoulders portrait of man looking to the left of the photographer. Man has short, dark hair, is wearing a dark ...
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  • Spanish Galleon
    Spanish Galleon
    Image       This model is a representation of a 16th Century Spanish Galleon, a multi-decked sailing ship used for both war and trade. The model was constructed from a kit in 1986 by Charles Conner. The three flags are made of paper, the rigging and anchor rope is made of string, and ...
    Image     This model is a representation of a 16th Century Spanish Galleon, a multi-decked sailing ship used for both war and trade. The model was constructed from a kit in 1986 ...
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  • Sovereign of the Seas
    Sovereign of the Seas
    Image       A model of “Sovereign of the Seas” which was a 90-gun ship of the Royal Navy. It was built in 1635 in order to bolster the reputation of the English crown, and was completely destroyed in an accidental fire in 1697. This replica of “Sovereign of the Seas” was built ...
    Image     A model of “Sovereign of the Seas” which was a 90-gun ship of the Royal Navy. It was built in 1635 in order to bolster the reputation of the English ...
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  • Gracie May
    Gracie May
    Image       A model of a 19th century Great Lakes fishing vessel. Commercial fishing on the Great Lakes increased in the 1880s with modern fishing equipment, but the golden days of commercial fishing were over by the late 1950s. The model was made by Richard Gosse.
    Image     A model of a 19th century Great Lakes fishing vessel. Commercial fishing on the Great Lakes increased in the 1880s with modern fishing equipment, but the golden days of commercial ...
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  • HMCS Haida
    HMCS Haida
    Image       A 7-foot scale model of “HMCS Haida” a World War II and Korean War veteran destroyer, known as the “Fightingest Ship” in the Royal Canadian Navy. The Haida was commissioned in August of 1943 and was retired after 20 years of service. HMCS Haida has been preserved, and is berthed ...
    Image     A 7-foot scale model of “HMCS Haida” a World War II and Korean War veteran destroyer, known as the “Fightingest Ship” in the Royal Canadian Navy. The Haida was commissioned ...
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  • Halvemaen
    Halvemaen
    Image       A model of the “Halvemaen,” a ship of the Dutch East India Company. It was commissioned by the Dutch Republic in order to find an eastern passage to China, and was captained by Henry Hudson. This model was handcrafted out of wood c. 1900.
    Image     A model of the “Halvemaen,” a ship of the Dutch East India Company. It was commissioned by the Dutch Republic in order to find an eastern passage to China, and ...
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  • HMCS Humberstone
    HMCS Humberstone
    Image       A model of “HMCS Humberstone,” a Castle Class Corvette which served during World War II from 1944-1945. For most of the war she served as an ocean escort in the Atlantic. The model was constructed for the Museum by Joseph Vella of the “West Island Ship Modellers Club” of Montreal.
    Image     A model of “HMCS Humberstone,” a Castle Class Corvette which served during World War II from 1944-1945. For most of the war she served as an ocean escort in the ...
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  • Northern Queen
    Northern Queen
    Image       A model of the steamship “Northern Queen” built from wood. The model was restored c.1982.
    Image     A model of the steamship “Northern Queen” built from wood. The model was restored c.1982.
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