User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Half hull construction model of the "Washington Irving"

Start collecting

Canadian-born Donald McKay (1810-1880) was one of the nineteenth-century's most important designers and builder of ships. Some of the fastest clipper ships ever made were produced in his East Boston shipyard, established in 1845. "Washington Irving," a 751-ton packet ship, was the first vessel...

Show Full Description

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

1845

Object Place

East Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall (H x W x L): 30.5 x 12.7 x 121.9 cm (12 x 5 x 48 in.)

Accession Number

41.288

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Models