In 2002, scientists using sonar and remote controlled cameras located the wreck of the steamship PORTLAND north of Cape Cod. Lost in the “Thanksgiving Day Storm” of 1898, this is still considered New Englands worst maritime disaster. Her discovery was documented by specials on the History and Discovery TV channels, both of which featured our model. Designed so that each of her 5 decks, all windows and doors, etc. are laser cut. We have added etched brass railing for all deck perimeters. She is spectacular, with her etched brass wheel covering and above deck walking beam machinery. This 36″ sidewheeler is absolutely unparalled!
Overall Length: 36″
BlueJacket is one of the leading manufacturers of quality wooden ship model kits. This Maine-based company is perhaps the oldest ship model kit manufacturer, having been in continuous operation since 1905! The company focuses on American subjects. Most kits feature pre-carved solid wood hull, but many kits are laser-cut plank-on-bulkhead and some are even true plank-on-frame kits.
BlueJacket also maintains the Laughing Whale line of kits, which are predominantly small American watercraft. With the demise of Midwest boat kits, these are about the only source for these small subjects. However, you will find them to be excellent quality kits of classic subjects.
Note that BlueJacket kit instructions are provided in english only.