Ship of the Line Ohio Model
- I have added to the photo section on the Ohio photos of the sailor's
model of the ship on exhibit in the Peabody-Essex Museum. This model is
about three feet long on deck and dated 1850, about the time that the
Ohio was station ship in nearby Boston.
There are several glaring differences between this model and the
Chapelle plans of the ship and the photos of the ship taken in 1883
just before she was broken up. Amongst them are the bow and figurehead,
the forecastle deck (which are not shown on the plans or the Bruckshaw
model), the stern gallery and decorations, the size and shape of some
of the hatches on the main deck... Apparently this model is little more
than an approximate example of the ship much like the model of the
Delaware in the Portsmouth Naval Museum in Virginia.
One interesting feature is that she seems to have the original furled
sails and studding sail booms and the rigging seems fairly complete.
She is beautifully displayed in the main gallery of the Peabody-Essex