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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 …
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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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  • 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.
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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
  • 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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  • E.B. Audrey Hall
    E.B. Audrey Hall
    Image       A model of the laker “E.B. Audrey Hall.” The real “E.B. Audrey Hall” was owned and operated by Hall Transportation Corp on the Great Lakes. By 1918, 182 metre (600 foot) lakers were the largest ships on the Great Lakes and became the standard for Great Lakes fleets for the …
    Image     A model of the laker “E.B. Audrey Hall.” The real “E.B. Audrey Hall” was owned and operated by Hall Transportation Corp on the Great Lakes. By 1918, 182 metre (600 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Bluenose I
    Bluenose I
    Image       A model of the “Bluenose,” a schooner originally built in Nova Scotia in 1921. The model was made by Ken Shepherd who came from Nova Scotia to find work in Welland during the 1930’s. It is carved from a single block of wood. This model was purchased by H.H. Hilder, …
    Image     A model of the “Bluenose,” a schooner originally built in Nova Scotia in 1921. The model was made by Ken Shepherd who came from Nova Scotia to find work in …
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  • Bluenose II
    Bluenose II
    Image       A wooden model of the Bluenose II with a Canadian dime attached to its first mast, and all of the provincial and territorial flags flying off the second. It was made by Ted Koszucki in 1990. The original “Bluenose” was captained by Angus Walters and sailed in a series of …
    Image     A wooden model of the Bluenose II with a Canadian dime attached to its first mast, and all of the provincial and territorial flags flying off the second. It was …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Clipper Ship
    Clipper Ship
    Image       A model of a clipper built by Capt. J.W. Sharpe in 1945-1946. Clippers were fast sailing ships of the 19th century. They were generally quite narrow and built mostly in British and American shipyards. They were not well-suited to carry large amounts of freight and were therefore primarily used for …
    Image     A model of a clipper built by Capt. J.W. Sharpe in 1945-1946. Clippers were fast sailing ships of the 19th century. They were generally quite narrow and built mostly in …
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  • Cunard Line
    Cunard Line
    Image       A passenger ship model made of metal, similar to ships constructed for Cunard Steamships Line in the first half of the 20th century. Mr. J.R. Sidey had it made c.1950 for display in his store.
    Image     A passenger ship model made of metal, similar to ships constructed for Cunard Steamships Line in the first half of the 20th century. Mr. J.R. Sidey had it made c.1950 …
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • HMCS Digby
    HMCS Digby
    Imagecomment       A model of the Bangor-class minesweeper “HMCS Digby – J267” which served from 1942-1945 during World War II. It was built in 1943 by Capt. J.W. Sharpe, who was also the Commanding Officer of “HMCS Digby.”
    Imagecomment     A model of the Bangor-class minesweeper “HMCS Digby – J267” which served from 1942-1945 during World War II. It was built in 1943 by Capt. J.W. Sharpe, who was also …
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