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 Bluejacket’s current 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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Scale: 1:87 (HO)
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