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Catalog#: EXM 2405
Artist: McNarry, Donald 
Category: Marine
SubType: Model Ships
Origin: England-UK
Era: 20th Century
Height: 16.375 inches
Width: 25.375 inches
Depth: 11.125 inches
LIGHTNING Inspired by the remarkable D.M. Little painting of 1854, showing the great clipper swung to the tide off Port Philip Head, this remarkable full-hull model depicts LIGHTNING with a coppered bottom, applied to her hull in England. LIGHTNING was designed and built by Donald McKay at East Boston, Massachusetts for James Baines & Co. of Liverpool, England, operators of the 'Black Ball Line' of Australia passenger packets. She was launched January 3, 1854, with measurements of 226' in hull length, 44' in beam, and 23' in draft; registered tonnage, 2,083. LIGHTNING is best remembered for her remarkable run of 436 miles in 245 hours on her maiden passage, reputedly the fastest authenticated day's run ever made by a clipper ship. Provenance:Private Collection, Switzerland Reference: Ship Models in Miniature, Donald McNarry, pp. 128,9; David & Charles, 1975 16' = 1' Scale, Class A/Special, Case: 25 3/8' L x 16 3/8' H x 11 1/8' W

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