Rigged Model Steam Harbor Lighter Mauch Chunk

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Boucher-Lewis Precision Models, Inc., built this ¼ inch model from Smithsonian plans in 1965. The model shows the vessel fitted out for work, with a derrick for lifting heavy material just forward of the pilot house. The New Jersey Central logo is shown in a red circle on the single stack.
The steam harbor lighter Mauch Chunk was built in 1912 by Harlan and Hollingsworth in Wilmington, Delaware. It was 118' long, with a beam of 31' 6", and a depth of 12' 9". It was operated by the Central Railroad of New Jersey for general harbor service in the New York area. The derrick's lifting capacity was 12 tons.
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Boucher-Lewis Precision Models, Inc.
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United States: Delaware
United States: New Jersey
United States: New York
overall: 22 in x 8 1/2 in x 31 in; 55.88 cm x 21.59 cm x 78.74 cm
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Ship Models
America on the Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History