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Rigged Model of C. C. Mengel, Jr.

Rigged Model of C. C. Mengel, Jr.

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Arthur G. Henning, Inc., built this model of the schooner C. C. Mengel, Jr. from Smithsonian plans in 1960. The 1/8" model has four masts and shows the grey hull and copper bottom of the vessel.
Built in 1916 in Bath, Maine, the C.C. Mengel, Jr. was one of the last wooden four-masted schooners to be built for the coasting trades. At 184.2 feet long, 38.2 feet beam, and 14.9 feet deep, the vessel was designed to carry coal, lumber, and large shipments of other bulk cargos. The Mengel's home port was Pensacola, Florida from 1917 until 1920, when it was sold to a New York owner. The schooner's short career ended in 1922, after it was stranded in the West Indies.
Object Name
Schooner, Four-Mast
schooner, four-mast, rigged model
date made
1916
used date
1916-1922
maker
Arthur G. Henning Inc.
Measurements
overall: 21 in x 6 in x 37 in; 53.34 cm x 15.24 cm x 93.98 cm
ID Number
TR.318016
catalog number
318016
accession number
232898
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Work and Industry: Maritime
America on the Move
Ship Models
Transportation
Exhibition
America on the Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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