Rigged Model Steam Harbor Lighter Mauch Chunk

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Description
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.
date made
1912
used date
1912
maker
Boucher-Lewis Precision Models, Inc.
Associated Place
United States: Delaware
United States: New Jersey
United States: New York
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 8 1/2 in x 31 in; 55.88 cm x 21.59 cm x 78.74 cm
ID Number
TR.325516
catalog number
325516
accession number
260197
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Ship Models
Transportation
Exhibition
America on the Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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