Boat Model, Sail Scooter


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

Subject: Maritime


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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. William H.l Harless, East Moriches, New York

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.319028Catalog Number: 319028Accession Number: 236176

Object Name: boatsail scooter, modelOther Terms: boat; Maritime; Ice

Measurements: overall: 8 in x 14 in x 4 in; 20.32 cm x 35.56 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_844029

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