Boat Model, New Jersey Garvey, 1898

Description
This model represents a garvey, a small boat from Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Garvies were commonly used in on-shore fisheries, as well as for catching oyster and crab. This example had two masts with two spritsails, although later models were powered by gasoline engines. The model represents a garvey 26 feet long and about 6 feet in beam, made in 1898 in Tuckerton, NJ. The model was constructed in 1962 by John W. Parker from plans in the Smithsonian.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
boat
garvey, rigged model
date made
1962
Measurements
overall: 18 1/2 in x 21 in x 5 in; 46.99 cm x 53.34 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
TR*319932
catalog number
319932
accession number
241526
subject
Maritime
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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