12 September 2000
A well presented and detailed scale model of the gaff rigged Virginia Pilot Schooner Katy
with masts, boom, rigging, full suit of stitched linen sails, anchors with bound wooden stocks, cleats, bitts, deck rings, stove pipes, hatches, bilge pumps, deck light, companionway, rudder and other details, the hull finished in black and copper and mounted on two turned brass columns on display base -- 79 x 86.5cm.
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