Stern detail closeup showing life onboard the steamboat NANTUCKET. Notice the movement of the flag and the churning water leaving the scuppers beneath the paddlebox as the paddlewheels appear to be in motion.
Steamboat NANTUCKET underway, starboard bow closeup -wood diorama... Engineering this scene took a few months of planning. I scoured hundreds of vintage photos relating to Cape Cod to get the right detail for positoning the vessels and figurines. On the bow deck are bicyclists with their craft in conversation as they leave the island. On the Saloon Deck are women and children enjoying the seabreeze of a fall afternoon. The floating bouy signifies the steamboat departing her namesake…
This model "NANTUCKET c.1887" initially began a trend for other steamboat models to follow on the island of Nantucket, MA and hroughout New England. After making its debut at Tonkin Of Nantucket in 1985, it became a highly sought after collectible in the antique and maritime arts. More info, visit http://www.luxuryassetnetwork.com/details/collectible/68.
Titled: "Heading Out", this port overview profile show NANTUCKET passing the harbor bouy and Beetle Catboat in the heydey of steamboating circa 1890. The entire piece is sculpted in wood, including the seabase. Several coats of finish have been applied to give realism to the work. Many figurines have been added in their period dress from children to adults so to present authenticity and historical accuracy. The scale is done in HO or 1:87.
Sailing yacht Manitou, once owned by US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, built in 1937 by shipyard Davis & Son, designed by Sparkman & Stephens - Photo Alexis Courcoux — Yacht Charter & Superyacht News