Boat Model, Sail Scooter

Description
This model represents a sail scooter. Scooters were used for winter recreation and racing along the Hudson River, as well as other frozen bodies of water in Michigan and Wisconsin. Designed like a sailboat, a scooter has runners like a sled together with sails, which propel it across ice. The model is rigged with sails and has two white paddles. It was donated to the Smithsonian in 1961 by William H. Harless of East Moriches, NY.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
boat
sail scooter, model
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 14 in x 4 in; 20.32 cm x 35.56 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
TR*319028
catalog number
319028
accession number
236176
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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