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King of the Mississippi: Stern Paddle Wheeler 1850

$230.00 $189.95

King of the Mississippi: Stern Paddle Wheeler 1850

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Description

This authentic Mississippi Paddlewheel Steamboat reminds us of Mark Twain’s famous literary characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Mississippi riverboats were jacks-of-all-trades. They carried cotton and inland trade, towed barges and ferried railroad trains across rivers. They helped to shrink the vastness of America and as showboats, they made that vastness a little less lonely. Mark Twain would need to look twice at this “King of the Mississippi” to be sure it was just a model!

Kit: Plank on frame construction
Artesania.  Double planked hull. The fittings include wooden blocks and deadeyes, brass rings and eyebolts, plus bilge pump, fife rails, and anchors. The instructions are written in English, Italian, complete with many diagrams to aid in the construction.
Dimensions:Length:26″ (660mm) Height:11″ (280 mm) Scale:1/80