Blue Moon

Blue Goose - a fishing schooner

Name of Model: Yacht Blue Moon
Period ship sailed: Early 20th Century
Type of model: restored kit

Modeler’s name: Nathaniel Fay
Scale of model: 1/8 inch
Build time: 2 months

Description of build, including materials: This is a Constructo kit from Spain. I got it from another Shipwrights estate partially completed, but missing many parts. I re-painted it, finished and rigged it. I built the case for it as well.

Ship’s history: I don’t know much about it. The directions stated that she sailed out of North America. She is a Marconi rigged schooner, this is a fairly modern rig. I would place the Blue Goose as being designed and built in the 1930’s in America, as a pleasure yacht.

Modeler’s biography: Nathaniel Bowditch Fay, is a direct descendent of the author of the American Practical Navigator, Nathaniel Bowditch. He a retired Navy Reservist, serving twenty one years in the Navy Reserve after four years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He is a graduate of the University of Denver. Staying in Colorado after graduation. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, raised in Marblehead, MA. Essentially growing up around the ocean and boats. Previously held a US Coast Guard license for tenders for Marblehead Harbor, working as a launch operator for the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead.

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