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  • English Man O'War
    English Man O'War
    Image       This model is a representation of an English Man o’ War, an armed vessel that could carry up to 124 guns. It was first developed in England during the 17th century. The model was constructed in 1986 from a kit by Charles Conner. The four flags are made of paper, …
    Image     This model is a representation of an English Man o’ War, an armed vessel that could carry up to 124 guns. It was first developed in England during the 17th …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Fishing Sloop
    Fishing Sloop
    Image       A model of a fishing sloop made in 1918 by a retired sailor at Sailors Snug Harbour, a home for retired sailors in Staten Island, N.Y.
    Image     A model of a fishing sloop made in 1918 by a retired sailor at Sailors Snug Harbour, a home for retired sailors in Staten Island, N.Y.
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  • Gaspe Trader
    Gaspe Trader
    Image       A model of the wooden auxiliary schooner the “Gaspe Trader” which was originally built in 1918 by H.A. Ellis of Barachois, Quebec. Auxiliary sailing vessels are ships that are primarily powered by sail but also have engines that can be used when needed.
    Image     A model of the wooden auxiliary schooner the “Gaspe Trader” which was originally built in 1918 by H.A. Ellis of Barachois, Quebec. Auxiliary sailing vessels are ships that are primarily …
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  • Golden Hind
    Golden Hind
    Image       A model of the “Golden Hind.” Golden Hind, under the command of Francis Drake, made a voyage which lasted from 1577-1580, the first English ship to circumnavigate the globe. The ship was originally named “Pelican” but Sir Francis Drake renamed her mid-voyage in 1577. After the completion of the voyage, …
    Image     A model of the “Golden Hind.” Golden Hind, under the command of Francis Drake, made a voyage which lasted from 1577-1580, the first English ship to circumnavigate the globe. The …
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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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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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  • Misener
    Misener
    Image       2008.12.6
    Image     2008.12.6
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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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  • HMCS Orillia
    HMCS Orillia
    Image       A model of the Corvette “HMCS Orillia – K119” which served from 1940-1945 during World War II. The model was built in 1944 by Capt. J.W. Sharpe, who was also the Commanding Officer of the “HMCS Orillia.”
    Image     A model of the Corvette “HMCS Orillia – K119” which served from 1940-1945 during World War II. The model was built in 1944 by Capt. J.W. Sharpe, who was also …
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  • HMCS Port Colborne
    HMCS Port Colborne
    Imagecomment       A model of “HMCS Port Colborne,” a River Class Frigate which served from 1943-1945 during World War II. Some of its duties during the war included operating in the English Channel during the invasion of Normandy, serving off the coasts of France and Gibraltar, and escorting merchant ships during the …
    Imagecomment     A model of “HMCS Port Colborne,” a River Class Frigate which served from 1943-1945 during World War II. Some of its duties during the war included operating in the English …
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  • Propeller Ship
    Propeller Ship
    Image       A model of a propeller ship that was handcrafted c. 1890 by P.J. Carr. The earliest steamships used paddlewheels for propulsion, but propellers gradually replaced paddlewheels as they were more efficient. Throughout the 19th century, the design of propellers gradually improved until they eventually became the dominant propulsion system still …
    Image     A model of a propeller ship that was handcrafted c. 1890 by P.J. Carr. The earliest steamships used paddlewheels for propulsion, but propellers gradually replaced paddlewheels as they were more …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Saturnia
    Saturnia
    Image       A model of the Italian ocean liner, the “Saturnia.” The hull, masts, lifeboats and cabin are constructed of wood with metal railings. The smoke funnel and vents located on the top deck, bow of ship and stern are made of plastic. The rigging attached to both of the masts is …
    Image     A model of the Italian ocean liner, the “Saturnia.” The hull, masts, lifeboats and cabin are constructed of wood with metal railings. The smoke funnel and vents located on the …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Seagull of Oakville
    Seagull of Oakville
    Image       This model is a representation of schooners which sailed on the Great Lakes. Schooners have been in use for centuries having being first developed by the Dutch in the 16th or 17th century, and then being further refined in North America since the early 18th century. The model is currently …
    Image     This model is a representation of schooners which sailed on the Great Lakes. Schooners have been in use for centuries having being first developed by the Dutch in the 16th …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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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