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Boat Model, New England Sailing Dory

Boat Model, New England Sailing Dory

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This model represents a sailing dory, a small rowboat used by fisheries in New England during the late nineteenth century. This type was used near Rockport, Massachusetts. Dories were used both inshore and on the open sea in New England. Dory fishing could be for cod or halibut. This example had two oars and two sails, a sprit-mainsail and a jib. This model represents a dory 23 feet long and about 5 feet wide. It was built in 1882 and given to the Smithsonian by Captain J.W. Collins.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
boat
dory, sailing, model
ID Number
TR.160179
catalog number
160179
accession number
10380
Credit Line
Gift of J. W. Collins
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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