Date Added: 28 November 2006
This is a hulled model of the 1775 "Independence," a schooner in the American Navy from the American Revolution, commissioned in 1775. The ship is built as a whole hulled model with keel. The hull is planked with individual strips of wood with the bottom painted green and the top in natural wood color. The ship has anchors suspended on the bow of the ship and the ship's head rails are prominently displayed below the bowsprit. The ship is built with a quarterdeck, poopdeck, and bulwarks. The ship is built with 6 cannons showing. The ship has a deckhouse, windlass, capstan, hatches, and ship's wheel, and port and starboard ladders. There is railings on each side of the poopdeck. The ship has two masts and bowsprit in two sections each. The ship is well-proportioned with detailed and accurate black standing and brown running rigging lines with block and tackle displayed in the rigging. Each mast has shroud lines and ratlines. The ship has six sails with sailcloth and reef lines displayed. An American flag flies from the stern rigging. The ship is secured to plinth block with two small brass dowels. The block is secured to the bottom of the bottle. On the block are plaques that read "Independence 1775" on one side and "Steve Moseley 2003" on the other side. The bottle is sealed with a black metal screw cap.