Brooklyn Tug Boat 1918

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1918 New York Harbor Tug Boat Museum Quality Model

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The Brooklyn Tug Boat is an early 20th-century, steam-powered New York harbor tug.

The original Brooklyn was built in 1910-1911 by Wm. Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia. The original builder drawings are dated December 1910.

The Brooklyn was a railroad-transfer tug. It was built for the New York Dock Co. and spent its entire 50-year career shuttling barges loaded 

Size47 cm L x 33 cm Hgh
Year1918

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Brooklyn Tug Boat 1918

Brooklyn Tug Boat 1918

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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