By: Bobb Tomsett
Amelia 159PH: English yawl rigged ‘long line’ hooker was part of the local Plymouth fishing fleet in the late 1880s. These vessels were most seaworthy and practical to operate as fishing craft of the coastal south west. The vessel’s design shows a considerably deep hull with steep rising floors. It had an approximate 10 foot cuddy with a small stove which would have offered convenient shelter for the three man crew. It has a fore deck capstan winch used haul and to prevent the loss of the long line when under tension.
The model is constructed of solid wood with the bottom being natural finish, while the top side painted black. It includes all appropriate features and deck gear, and rigged with her adjustable bowsprit, and all standing and running lines. It is mounted via two brass rods and displayed in a custom fitted case of mahogany with a glazed cover trimmed in brass and recessed mirror. It also includes two brass engraved name plaques.