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Bottle - Streamship Bonaire in a Bottle
Date Added: 21 April 2017

From the Artist: "In dock no 1, build in 1811 in order of Napoleon in the navy harbour of the Netherlands, Den Helder, lies the screw/steamship Bonaire. The Bonaire, build in 1877, is one of the 5 remaining ships in the world whit a special propeller. Besides the steam engine she had 3 masts with sails. I build the Bonaire the bottle, IN the dock. De dock is built of several parts, not wider than 18 mm, the size of the bottle neck. After I put the parts of the dock into the bottle I build them together with some glue. The hull of the Bonaire is separated in two parts. De first one is the underwater part, tighten on the bottom of the dock. The Bonaire is not with sails because het lies in the dock. 4 stamps on each side keep the Bonaire standing up. Because the Bonaire was in the dock the lifeboats are laying on the shore."
Type: Streamship Bonaire in a Bottle   Maker's Name: Frans Dekker
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where: Beemster, Holland
Bottle Size: 35 cm x 10.5 cm   Year Made: 2017
Bottle Type: 1.5 Litter Wine Bottle  

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Making the Bonaire Frans Dekker, Artist