SWAMPSCOTT DORY – A New England tradition
Swampscott dories were originally built by fishermen in the off season, designed to be launched off the beach. This is a traditional fishing boat used by fishing villages along the North Shore of Massachusetts during the middle 19th century, centered on Swampscott, hence the name. The Swampscott dories were the aristocrats of dories. They were a highly refined variant of the dory originally built as inshore fishing and lobstering vessels. However, with their speed, ease of handling and low cost, they became popular as a recreational sailboat. These boats were built with only four planks to a side when clear pine boards were cheap and plentiful. A dory is a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides, sharp bow and a deep V-shaped transom.
This kit is good for the inexperienced builder. It is simple, quick to build, and makes a lovely display model. This is a good kit for the inexperienced builder.
BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Inc. has been in continuous operation for many years. The company was founded in 1905 by a U.S. Navy Department architect and head of the Navy’s model shop in Washington, DC. They are the oldest ship modeling company in the U.S. They specialize in the design and manufacture of wooden model kits and model ship fittings. All work is performed by their craftsmen and is not outsourced.
This is an entry level model.