MAYFLOWER - MODEL SHIP KIT BY AMATI MODELS
MAYFLOWER Wooden Ship Model Kit AM1413 $299.99
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Amati Model
Length 25-1/2" Scale 1:60 Intermediate Level
Plank on Bulkhead Construction
MAYFLOWER - BROUGHT FIRST SETTLERS TO AMERICA
MAYFLOWER In 1620 the English galleon Mayflower set out from the English port of Southampton with 102 pilgrims on board. Because of bad weather, the crossing took 77 days. On December 21 the ship landed at what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Amati's Mayflower model ship kit includes keel, pre-cut wooden frames and decks, wooden strips for planking and grating, all wooden and metal accessories and fittings, decoration and windows are printed on special paper, wooden dowels for masts and yards, rope for rigging, flags and sail material. A detailed instruction booklet and large plans will make construction thoroughly enjoyable.
Detailed History: The ship Mayflower was used as a cargo ship trading (often in wine) between England and other European countries, principally France but also Norway, Germany and Spain. At least between 1609 and 1622 it was mastered by Christopher Jones, who was Captain on the transatlantic voyage, and based in Rotherhithe. He was buried in the graveyard of St. Mary's Church, Rotherhithe following his death in March 1622, and it is likely that the ship was broken up for scrap lumber there in the following year. The Mayflower Barn just outside the Quaker village of Jordans in Buckinghamshire, England, purports to be constructed from these timbers.
Initially the plan was for the voyage to be made in two vessels (the other being the smaller Speedwell. The first voyage of the ships departed Southampton, England on August 5, 1620, but the Speedwell. developed a leak and had to be refitted at Dartmouth. On the second attempt, the ships reached the Atlantic, but once again were forced to return, to Plymouth because of the Speedwell's leak. After some re-organization the final 66-day voyage was made by the Mayflower alone.
With the crowding of 102 passengers plus crew, each family was allotted very little space for personal belongings. At one point, the ship's main beam cracked and had to be repaired using a large iron screw. The Mayflower landed at Renews on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, where it picked up water and supplies from local fishing families before sailing on to Cape Cod. Their intended destination was a section of land in the area near the Hudson River. The ship, however, was forced off course by poor weather on the second half of the voyage. (The first half however was pleasant with nice weather.)
Mayflower Paint Set (9 bottles) AM1605PS
Mayflower Display Kit AM1605DP
CAUTION!! Although these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one not familiar with building foreign model ship kits. (click here to learn more)