Year: 1856 AD
Vessel Type: Merchant Ship
Scale: 1/16" = 1 foot
Overall Length: 176 feet
Built in Mattapoisett Massachusetts in 1856, the Sunbeam served as a whaling ship until 1909 when she was sold to haul lumber and other cargo for the Cape Verde trade. She was wrecked and totally lost off Wolfe Island, Georgia, USA in 1911.
Please note the enlargeable detail photos showing the tools and equipment on the deck where whale blubber was rendered into oil through a process known as "trying". The fireplace and trypots are seen amidships just in front of the carpenters bench that is complete with vise and a chicken coop below.
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