Lot 261: Model of the New Bedford Whaleship Charles W. Morgan by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992)
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Model of the New Bedford Whaleship Charles W. Morgan by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992)
Fully rigged and built to a scale of 1:72, now in a glazed case. Length 24 inches (61 cm), height of case 24 ¾ inches (62.9 cm), width 31 ¼ inches (79.3 cm), depth 15 inches (38.1 cm).
The shipyard of Jethro and Zachariah Hillman built the 341-ton whaling ship Morgan in 1841, named for Charles Waln Morgan, a Philadelphia Quaker who married Sarah Rodman of New Bedford in 1819. The ship is now preserved at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, the only surviving American wooden whaleship in the world. The Morgan made 37 whaling voyages over a period of 80 years.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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