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.
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Object Name
dory, sailing, model
Other Terms
boat; Maritime; Dory
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Credit Line
Gift of J. W. Collins
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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