Boat Model, Bushwhack Boat, mid-20th Century

This model represents a rowboat called a bushwhack boat, commonly used in Chesapeake Bay. Bushwhack boats were used for hunting waterfowl on the Susquehanna Flats, where the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay meet. They also were used as tenders by sloops and schooners, because they could navigate the rough waters of the Flats. The model represents a boat 18 feet long and about 5 feet wide, made by the Havre de Grace Marina in Maryland. The model was purchased by the Smithsonian in 1963.
Object Name
ship model
date made
ca 1960s
overall: 2 in x 18 in x 5 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 45.72 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Ship Models
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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