Half Model of a Whitehall Pulling Boat
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Measuring 29.5 inches long, this half hull model of a Whitehall pulling boat is mounted on an oak backboard 36 inches long.
There is some discussion about the origin of the Whitehall design; it is thought by some to have come from Whitehall, England, and by others to have first been built on Whitehall Street in New York City.
Quoting small-boat authority John Gardner, "The Whitehall was not a ship’s boat, but a vehicle of harbour and coastwise transportation. Intended primarily to be rowed, but capable of a good showing under sail as well, it was fast, seaworthy, and trim. Whitehalls were in great demand in the days of sail on the waterfront of a big commercial port such as was New York City in the early nineteenth century. Not only were these boats the choice of crimps and boarding house runners, but of nearly everyone else as well who required reliable and expeditious transportation about the waterfront .”
This is a fine half model of a lovely design, featuring a graceful sheer and a wineglass transom. Condition is excellent.
- Greenwood, South Carolina
- Seller Since 2002
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- Reference #
- Transportation & Vehicles
- Type / Pattern
- c. 1970
- Width: 36 inches
- Height: 6.5 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 10 pounds
- Excellent, original