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Touring an Actual Barquentine: The Peacemaker

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(from the festival website)

I had went to Port Washington, Wisconsin's Maritime Heritage Festival, and took a self-guided tour of the Tall Ship Peacemaker. I figured I would post pictures of my tour to provide inspiration for more realistic MOCs that we construct.

The vessel is a Barquentine Rigged vessel, and its interior construction is apparently based upon the Cutty Shark. Below are specifications of this vessel provided by the website for this vessel.

Specifications

Sparred length 158 feet

Length Overall (LOA) 124 feet

Length at Waterline (LWL) 104 feet

Rig Height 123 feet

Beam 33 feet

Draft 14 feet

Hull Structure Ipe ("Ironwood")

Displacement 400 T

Registration Georgia (USA)

Rig Barquentine

Sail Area 10,600 Square Feet

Builder Maccarini Shipyard

Navegantes, SC, Brazil

Keel Laid 1986

Launched 1989

Here are some overview pictures of the vessel docked at Port Washington:

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Some images of the lower quarter deck. My three year old was with me with her stuffed parrot, which she thought was a good idea to bring to a pirate ship. pirate_wink.gif

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Here are some images of the upper quarter deck.

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Here are some pictures of the rigging and sails

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Here's the helm, which is found inside a structure on the upper quarter deck

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In the last thumbnail just above, my daughter was heading to the captain's quarters. It's accessed from the lower quarter deck and is located at the stern. It contains all modern furnishings.

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Here are some pictures of the bow.

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And here's a close up of the bell. It's located on the fore/main mast.

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Well sums up my tour of the vessel, and none of you have to pay $6 per person for admittance. pirate_tong.gif

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Well sums up my tour of the vessel, and none of you have to pay $6 per person for admittance. pirate_tong.gif

Thank you Phred, your sacrifice is definitely our gain, it must have been horrible for you to pay all that money to explore a ship that is obviously of no relevance to us! pirate_laugh2.gif

My three year old was with me with her stuffed parrot, which she thought was a good idea to bring to a pirate ship. pirate_wink.gif

You have trained her well - but exactly where were the pirates?

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Welcome back, Phred. Thanks for the tour.

No problem.

I strive to be as realistic as possible in my Lego models (when I build Lego models :cry3: ), so looking at historical sailing vessels like these help me to build more accurate ships.

Thank you Phred, your sacrifice is definitely our gain, it must have been horrible for you to pay all that money to explore a ship that is obviously of no relevance to us! pirate_laugh2.gif

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You have trained her well - but exactly where were the pirates?

Apparently in her mind, every sailing ship is a pirate ship.

Don't worry, the lashes will continue until she understands otherwise. :sarcasm:

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