Lot 265: Model of a Peterhead Whaleboat by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992)
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Model of a Peterhead Whaleboat by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992)
Built to a scale of 1/3" - 1'; now in a glazed case. Length 8 inches (20.3 cm), height of case 5 ¼ inches (13.5 cm), width 13 ¼ inches (33.7 cm), depth 5 ½ inches (14 cm).
Peterhead is a fishing port and the easternmost city in Scotland, located in Aberdeenshire. The Scottish Peterhead Whaleboat was an early British style whaleboat, which was used for hunting Bowhead whales as opposed to the American whaleboat, which hunted for sperm whale. These differences in hunting resulted in variations of construction, although the boats were approximately the same size, about 28 feet long. The Scottish whaleboats hunted in the icy waters of the Arctic, whereas the American whaleboats hunted all over the oceans of the world.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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