A model of the revenue cutter Alert
William E. Hitchcock (American, 1928-2006)
the hull, built up in wood, and detailed with copper bottom, black topsides and a red waist, basswood decks and fitted with anchors, stove pipe, boat, deck gratings, center mounted cannon, pin & fife rails, cleats, tiller and other details. Rigged with a bowsprit, two masts, standing and running rigging and mounted on a pair of brass pins on a board covered with a map and displayed in a brass framed glass case with a mahogany base.
12¾ x 16¼ in. (32.4 x 41.3 cm.) cased.