Date Added: 29 September 2008
This is a wonderful model of the Brig "Kim" sailing on a sea of green. This highly detailed model was made by master builder, George W. Fulfit, in 1983. The ship has two masts with square rigging both the main mast and the mizzen mast. The ship has 14 sails and the rigging is nicely detailed with both standing and running rigging and a wonderfully carved block and tackle supporting the American flag suspended from the rigging in the stern of the ship. Each mast has shroud and is rigged with ratlines. There is a red and white life saver hanging from the shrouds of the main mast and also one on the mizzen mast. A Canadian flag hands from the flagpole of the main mast. The hull is black with a thin white stripe near the top. There is a hawsepipe in the bow section with a gold chain attached to a ship's anchor on deck. The name "Kim" is on a label on the bow. The bowsprit is in two sections and has a dolphin striker. The deck has a main cabin with a ports represented. There is a galley stack with gray smoke made from cotton. The deck has many deck features including two large coils of rope, one in the bow area and one in the stern section. The very interesting and folksy feature of the ship are the seven sailors carved from wood and painted in blue uniforms placed around various areas of the ship. There are two sailors climbing up the ratlines, one on each mast. A ship's mate is in the bow section of the ship and three men mid-ship on the starboard side. Another sailor is in the stern area raising or perhaps lowering an American flag. There are two large wood carved sea gulls flying high above the ship. Both seagulls are wonderfully carved and painted. The gull in the front has a fish in its beak. The bottle is sealed with a cork and around the cork is a label with the following wording: "Brig" (written in pen) and "George W. Fulfit Toronto, Ontario, Canada" (typed), and "1983" written in pen.
|Type:||Brig||Maker's Name:||Fulfit, George|
|Category:||Sailing Ships||Made Where:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Bottle Size:||9 1/4" x 5 1/2"||Year Made:||1983|
|Bottle Type:||"Made in Canada" one gallon|