SS Portland

Ed Quam’s SS Portland – from a kit with many modifications

Ed Quam constructed this model from a kit but modified it considerably. Materials include basswood, styrene, metal and fiber.

The Portland was an intercoastal side wheel steam boat designed to carry passengers and cargo between Boston and Portland, Maine. She was caught in a “nor’easter” and sunk with all hands on board. The wreckage was founded in 1988 by the Historical Maritime Group of New England off the coast of Cape Ann..

Period: 1890’s
Model length: 42”, height: 14”
Scale: 1/8” – 1 ft.

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