273. MODEL BOAT 1
(see 284, 306, 314, 310, 309, 287)
S.W. corner of chamber; resting on strainers (No. 274); the bow towards N.W.; one of the
steering paddles fallen.
L. overall (i.e., the longer axis of the boat) 110; Max. beam, 18.3; Max. depth, 8, cents.
Cabin: L. 31.3, W. 14; H. 11, cents.
Carvel built; high stem and stern; steering paddles; central cabin; fore and aft 'look-outs'
upon platforms (i.e., overhanging forecastle and poop decks)
Carved out of a log of wood; shaped and planed with an adze; stem and stern ends of
separate pieces of wood.
It represents a carvel built boat, slight keel on stem and stern, the two ends rising in a
curved line which ends in blunt points.
The ends, stem and stern, form keel pieces which terminate by melting into the slightly
flattened rounded bottom of the boat.