The term Custom Cutter was used to describe ships used for rapid transport of precious or perishable goods along the Atlantic coast and to support or resupply larger vessels. The Shenandoah was built for the Confederacy. During the American Civil War, the smuggler ran ammunition bought from the British in Bermuda.
Plank-on-frame wood ship model kit by Corel is based on photographs of a dry-docked cutter, taken at the Norfolk Navy Yard shortly after the Civil War. Double plank-on-bulkhead construction with laser-cut wooden parts and easy-to-follow instructions make building easy. Woods are beech and walnut, with fittings of brass, boxwood and walnut. Kit also contains pre-sewn sails€ all you have to do is rig and hoist them into place.