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Navy Department Library Half-hull Model #2

Fishing schooner. "Schooner John Feeney, Noank, Conn. AD 1885." Decorative half hull model, probably 20th century, scale unknown. Naval Historical Center Collections.

John Feeney was built by John Latham and originally operated out of Stonington, CT before being sold to a New York owner. She had a captain and crew of eleven and was 58.5 feet long at the waterline. From April to October she fished between Fire Island and Delaware Bay. During the winter she fished for codfish from the coast of Maryland to Block Island. John Feeney was one of the few ships of her type to have a round stern.

Models #6 and 9 are stylistically similar.

Leather, John. The Gaff Rig. Camden ME: International Marine Publishing Co.,1970.
Smith, Edward W., Jr., comp. Workaday Schooners: The Edward W. Smith Photographs Taken on Narragansett Bay, 1895-1905; Together with Writings and Plans Describing the Designs and Use of Schooners of the Period. Camden ME: International Marine Publishing Co.,1975.

Published: Tue Feb 21 09:47:30 EST 2017