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Half-hull working model: "Romance of the Seas"

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The period inscription on this builder's model suggests that it was used in designing the last extreme clipper ship to be built at Donald McKay's shipyard. The extreme clipper ship was distinctive for its enormous size (this one was 1,782 tons) and for the dedication to speed of every element in...

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Owned originally by George B. Upton; descended to Mrs. George B. Upton, Jr.; given by her to Mr. Thomas Kittredge Cummins; given by him to his sisters; from them to the donor; given to the Museum in 1939.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge


Object Place

East Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall (H x W x L): 30.5 x 12.7 x 152.4 cm (12 x 5 x 60 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pine, cedar