Pointu from Marseille 1880-1967

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MN-21 Pointu desk model from Abordage Expand

Buy this very cute model of the Pointu, traditional fishing boat from Marseille, France in a protective display case. Perfect for your desktop/collection

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$299.00

This traditional colorful fishing boat from the Mediterranean Sea is called Pointu or Barquette marseillaise and cheers up Marseille's port where she is used for hand angling and net fishing.

Size38.7 cm Large x 14 cm Width x 18.5 cm Height ( display case )
Year1880-1967

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Pointu from Marseille 1880-1967

Pointu from Marseille 1880-1967

William Starling Burgess no doubt inherited his love of boats and sailing from his father as well as  his sharp analytical mind. He also acquired his precise and sensitive feeling for lines and forms from Nathanael Herreshoff, his “Uncle Nat”. But when the young Starling informed Herreshoff of his intention to become a naval architect, “the Wizard of Bristol” took umbrage.

When Mike Vanderbilt contacted him to build a new defender for the 1934 challenge, time was very short. No matter ! He started on the rough drafts of the plans at end of 1931 and Rainbow very nearly failed in the face of a faster challenger, Endeavour.

Starling Burgess came out of it quite well, Charles Nicholson even offering him the plans of his champion. His gesture was to prove quite unwise.

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