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Wood, string, metal, cloth
Overall: 23 x 31 in. ( 58.4 x 78.7 cm )
Wooden ship model with three masts, varnished wood deck, two life boats and suspended American flag at back of ship. Painted exterior.
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The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence, Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
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The "Chesapeake" is representative of the tradition of extreme realism in ship model making, from the realistic materials to the proportions and design of the ship itself. The Chesapeake, U.S. Frigate, was famous for her role in the Chesapeake affair (June 22, 1807) and for her battle with the H.M.S. Shannon (June 1, 1813).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group