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Schooner C.C. Mengel, Jr. (model)

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Schooner C.C. Mengel, Jr. (model)
Smithsonian Institution, Photo by Richard Strauss, Negative #: 2003-27972


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Schooner C.C. Mengel, Jr. (model)
Catalog #: 318,016, Accession #: 232,898
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This model was built by Arthur G. Henning, Inc., from Smithsonian plans in 1960. It was displayed in the Marine Transportation hall and, from 1978 until 2002, in the Hall of American Maritime Enterprise.
Physical Description
Model of the four masted schooner C.C. Mengel, Jr. The scale of the model is 1/8" to the foot and its overall dimensions are 37" L x 6" W x 21" H (w/ pedestals). The model shows the grey hull and copper bottom of the vessel; there are no sails shown on the schooner's four masts.
Date Made:
Dates Used:
1916 - 1922
International, Middle Atlantic, New England, South Atlantic
Coastal waters of the U.S. East Coast
Built in 1916 in Bath, Maine, the C.C. Mengel, Jr., was one of the last wooden four-masted schooners to be built for the coasting trades. At 184.2 feet long, 38.2 feet beam, and 14.9 feet deep, the vessel was designed to carry coal, lumber, and large shipments of other bulk cargos. The Mengel's home port was Pensacola, Florida from 1917 until 1920, when it was sold to a New York owner. The schooner's short career ended in 1922, after it was stranded in the West Indies.
Related People, Places, and Events
Arthur G. Henning, Inc.
Model built in 1960 from plans provided by the Smithsonian

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