The Menhaden Steamer
- Model Boat Building
by Steve Rogers &
Patricia Staby-Rogers

Softcover
215 x 275mm
80pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd, PA, USA

R.R.P.$24.90

ISBN 0-7643-1070-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

Menhaden steamers were double framed, heavily built offshore fishing boats in use during much of the 20th century. As the name implies, they were used to catch menhaden, a member of the herring family used for bait, oil and fertilizer. Powered by diesel or steam, hundreds of these boats fished the waters of the eastern United States, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico.

Today these boats are gone, but this new book, by boat modeler Steve Rogers, captures the memory of the boat, and allows the reader to recreate it in 1/2-inch scale, resulting in a 56-inch model. With clear drawings, plans, and step-by-step illustrated instructions, the reader moves from carving the hull master, through the authentic steps of contruction, to the final painting and rigging of the boat. The result is a model that commemorates a bygone period of maritime history and reflects traditional craftsmanship by the proud builder.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Some notes on terminology

Materials

Building the Boat

Gallery