Lot 263: Two Models of the Friendship Sloops, one the Sloop Estella A, by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992)
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Two Models of the Friendship Sloops, one the Sloop Estella A, by Lt. Col. Colin B. Gray MBE of Nantucket (1915-1992)
Built to a scale of 1:64, gaff-rigged, now in glazed cases. Length 8 ½ inches (11.6 cm), height of case 11 ¾ inches (29.8 cm), width 13 ½ inches (34.3 cm), depth 5 ½ inches (14 cm).
The Friendship sloop, a gaff-rigged sloop that originated in the last quarter of the 19th century in Friendship, Maine, was also known as a Muscongus Bay sloop or lobster sloop. Muscongus Bay is located between Penobscot Bay and John's Bay. It was a traditional fishing boat used for lobstering off of the coast of Maine. The Estella A. was built by R. E. McLain of Bremen Long Island, Maine. Used as a fishing vessel and later a pleasure craft, the Estella A. is now in the historic watercraft collection at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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