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Whaling ship Lagoda
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Port view of Lagoda
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Copper plating on the bottom of the ship repelled barnacles and worms . Copper is a poison to invertabrates.


Year: 1826 AD
Category: Modern
Vessel Type:
Scale: 1/16" = 1 foot
Overall Length: 175 feet

The Lagoda was built in 1826 in Scituate, Massachusetts. She was used as a merchant ship until 1841 when she was converted to a whaling vessel.

The art of scrimshaw was developed on early whaling ships like this one. The sailors, often lonely for home, would engrave ivory whales teeth with sharpened steel points. Lampblack was used in place of ink to shade the engraved areas.

Research information including blueprints, drawings and photographs were furnished by the Whaling Museum of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Whaleboats on davits with spare boats , inverted , in storage.
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Midships with tryworks and cutting-in-stage area.
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Cutting-in-stage. The place where the men cut the whale blubber into strips and unrolled them from the carcass.
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Deck is ivory that has been scrimshawed to delineate planking and then dyed brown.
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Lagoda amidships
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Bow area with ships' bell ,windlass and anchors.

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