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Whaleboat Model


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

Whaleboats are double-ended, allowing them to move easily both forwards and backwards. They are typically oar-powered, but for whaling they also frequently had a removable mast and sails. This is an elaborate wooden model of a whaleboat, including the following parts: fittings; wooden mast; boom; 6 marked and sized oars; 6 harpoons; hook; assorted gear; center board; and a rudder.

Length: 17 1/2" (from bow to stern)

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