150W-1 HO 68' Shrimp Boat fully built up/painted and weathered - ready for your diorama, mantle or bookshelf
Actual size of craft: Length 9 1/4” Width 2 1/2”
This fine model was constructed/painted/weathered by Bruce Nickerson - Sea Port Model Works.
In the early 20th century, Northeast Florida was home to a new sort of boat, one forged from Greek,
Italian, African-American and native Floridian hands. The Florida trawler would become one of the
most important vessels in U.S. maritime history, with the state supplying the world with shrimp
trawlers of all types until the mid-1980s. Here, the enterprise grew into a multi-billion-dollar industry
that contributed to some 23 foreign fishing fleets. In time, Florida would be responsible for the largest
purpose-built wooden fishing fleet ever assembled.
As written in the Jacksonville Magazine March 18 2019
There is much written about the Shrimp boat and the industry in general. We went online for a quick look at Information resources. Plenty of sites providing basic history for specific southern ports.
A couple of the sites we enjoyed: Bon Secour History www.rootswebs.ancestry.com
We sincerely hope you enjoy this model and that it brings further realism to your layout tied up at the dock or on the open water, or as it gives you pleasure just looking at it on your mantle or bookcase.
Note: Regarding pick up and shipping of our Built-up models: Call us at 603-498-3849 for details. Our built-up models are available for pick-up during shows posted on our website home page or at our shop in Hampton, New Hampshire. If shipping is desired, "special" packing is required and all packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the customer. Contact us at 603-498-3849