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Kate Cory Limited Model Whaling Boat 32
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Kate Cory Limited Model Whaling Boat 32"

Overall Dims: 32" L x 9" W x 26" H

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Kate Cory Limited Model Whaling Boat 32"


Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit 

Highlighted by fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, these model tall ships of the 19th century whaling ship Kate Cory are historically accurate scale models. Whether seated upon a table, desk or shelf, this replica Kate Cory whaler tall model ship proudly displays her exquisitely-crafted features and adventurous spirit. 

32" Long x 9" Wide x 26" High (1:65 scale)

  • Built from scratch by master artisans
  • Individual wooden planks used in plank-on-frame hull construction
  • High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
  • Museum Quality features not available in other model tall ships under $3,000 or any kit
  • Extensive rigging featuring over 100 blocks and deadeyes
  • Amazing Details, including:
    • Planked deck with nail holes
    • Finely crafted and highly detailed deckhouses
    • Detailed deck and hull features, such as painted railings, capstans plus much more
    • Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle
    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color with scores of triple deadeyes
  • Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual Kate Cory
  • Limited production run of these tall model ships
  • Wooden display base features four arched dolphins
    • Pictured with marble base (available for purchase)
  • Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy


The 132 ton whaling brig Kate Cory was built at Westport Point, MA in 1856. Seventy-five and a half feet long with a twenty-two foot beam, she was the last large ship built within the confines of that port. She was also one of the last whalers built specifically for the trade. Most of the later vessels used for whaling were converted to freighters or fishermen.

Originally rigged as a schooner, Kate Cory was converted to a brig in 1858. This rig made for steadier motion in heavy seas and while cutting in whales.

After only five voyages, she was captured by the CSS Alabama and burned off the coast of Brazil in 1863.

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