Rigged Model Tug Boat, Brooklyn

Rigged Model Tug Boat, Brooklyn

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Arthur G. Henning, Inc. built this model of the tug Brooklyn from the ship's plans provided by the Smithsonian. The model is 1/8" scale and has a black hull with red houses and a single stack. Like harbor tugs of the period, it shows a large deckhouse and high pilot house that would have allowed the helmsman to see over the tow. The harbor tug Brooklyn was designed and built by William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1910, for use at the Pennsylvania Railroad Company's New York piers. Built of steel, it was typical of the large harbor tugs found in major American ports at the time.
Object Name
tug boat, model
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Arthur G. Henning Inc.
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 in x 14 in; 21.59 cm x 7.62 cm x 35.56 cm
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Ship Models
America On The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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