Ship Model, Sloop Mediator

Description
During the period of North American colonization and early settlement, coastal commerce linked North America’s largest cities and towns. Fast Chesapeake Bay sloops such as the Mediator regularly called at ports from New Hampshire to Georgia, and in many British, French, and Dutch harbors in the Caribbean.
Dating from around 1741, the sloop’s design was adapted from small, swift vessels developed in the West Indies. These maneuverable little shallow-draft vessels carried general cargoes, ranging from dried fish, timber products, slaves, rum, mail, wines, tobacco, sugar, molasses, and whatever paid the owners to transport.
Object Name
Ship
ship model
sloop, rigged ship model
Date made
1962
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 in x 36 in x 10 in; 63.5 cm x 91.44 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
TR*319818
catalog number
319818
accession number
241529
subject
Fishing
related event
Colonization and Settlement
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Transportation
Exhibition
On the Water
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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