Ellie Mara

$124.00

About Ellie Mara

Ellie Mara | A Classic Two Masted Coastal Schooner. A tribute waterline model kit to these Great American Ships of the late 1800s. Two-Masted Coastal Schooners sailed into the New England coast from the mid 1800s into the 20th century. These beautifully rugged and versatile ships worked as fishing vessels and for coastal trade, carrying mail and passengers, and even working as rum runners during Prohibition.

Our waterline model, Ellie Mara, is based on the schooner Grace Bailey, built in 1882. She was rebuilt as the “Mattie” in 1909, and then converted to a charter cruise boat in 1939 sailing out of Camden, MA. She continued to do so until 1990 when she was refitted and given back her “maiden name” Grace Bailey. She continues to sail to this day.

Unquestionably the finest example of a 19th-century coaster still afloat, Grace Bailey was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.

It is a longstanding shipowner’s tradition to name vessels after family members.

Ellie Mara is the daughter of a Bluejacket owner.

This complete kit includes all materials for rigging, cabin and spars. Includes cast resin hull, laster-cut parts, and brass chain. Comprehensive plans and detailed instructions.

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LOA: 15″

Height: 12″

Scale: 1:87 (HO)

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About the Ellie Mara (Grace Bailey, Mattie, Grace Bailey)

The Grace Bailey is a stunning example of a classic two-masted coastal schooner. With its graceful lines and traditional design, it is a true representation of the rich maritime history of New England. Built in 1882 in South Bristol, Maine, the Grace Bailey has a storied past that adds to its allure.

At 116 feet in length and with a beam of 25 feet, the Grace Bailey is a formidable sight on the water. Its two masts, towering at 80 feet, are adorned with traditional canvas sails that catch the wind and propel the vessel through the water. The schooner has a displacement of 145 tons and a draft of 10 feet, making it a sturdy and seaworthy vessel.

Stepping aboard the Grace Bailey is like stepping back in time. The deck is made of solid wood and is polished to a glossy shine, giving it a warm and inviting feel. The two masts are made of sturdy spruce and are intricately rigged with ropes and pulleys, showcasing the craftsmanship of traditional shipbuilding. The bow of the schooner is adorned with a beautiful figurehead, adding to its charm.

As you make your way below deck, you are transported to a different world. The interior of the Grace Bailey is a perfect blend of modern comforts and traditional charm. The main salon is spacious and inviting, with large windows that offer panoramic views of the surrounding ocean. The wood paneling and brass fixtures add a touch of elegance, while the comfortable furnishings make it a cozy place to relax.

The schooner has six private cabins, each uniquely designed and named after famous towns and cities along the New England coast. The cabins are tastefully decorated with nautical-themed décor and offer all the amenities one would need for a comfortable stay at sea. The crew quarters are also located below deck, showcasing the traditional living quarters of sailors from centuries past.

One of the most captivating features of the Grace Bailey is its ability to take passengers on a journey through time. As you sail along the rugged coastline of Maine, you can imagine yourself in the shoes of the sailors who once navigated these waters on similar vessels. The crew, dressed in traditional sailor attire, adds to the authenticity of the experience and is always happy to share stories and knowledge about the schooner and its history.

In today’s world of modern yachts and cruise ships, the Grace Bailey stands out as a timeless beauty. Its classic design and rich history make it a popular choice for those looking to experience a taste of the past. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a novice, a trip on the Grace Bailey is sure to be a memorable and unforgettable experience.

 

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Ellie Mara

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