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The Model Of The Schooner Emma C. Berry

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An Epoch To Be Noted

The Happy Modeler

After almost twenty-years, it's about time I document my building of the model of the schooner Emma C. Berry.
As a child, I built many models of ships, planes, and trains, but none survive to this day, and very few were ever completed, and none worthy of mention. Of course, back then, I wasn't aided by "Familiar Spirits"...no not the kind King Saul of Biblical reknown consulted, but the liquid kind. More as we go along.

The Emma C. Berry Model
Starboard View
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First it must be established, that I am not a model builder...not in that leaque. The un-assembled model, purchased by my better half, and a surprise to me, lie in its box, on a shelf in the garage for about five-months. I can say I had never seriously attempted to build a model, and on this one quiet night I opened the box just to peek in. "Peeking in" led to taking out, and inventorying the hundreds of pieces...as per instructions. Needless to say: "There was no turning back.".

Enlargable Starboard Views
Aft Forward
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You may Click on the photo for an Enlargement...the photo above this one has no such feature...it's large enough.

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Did you get lost...forget to Click "Back"? No!...good for you...so many do. Click Start Button for music.

Quarter Bow
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This presentation seems simple enough...I'm trying to keep it in some kind of sequence: Port, Stbd, Fore, and Aft.

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The photos presented here were taken over the past couple of days. Today is June 21st 2002.

The Emma C. Berry Model
Port View
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It had to be sometime in early 1984 when I started construction. I have some 35MM film colored slides of the model underway taken by my brother, and dated Nov 1984. This is about three, and half years before I retired.
With that established, we have an idea how old this neglected thing is.

Enlargable Port Views
Forward Aft
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However, for several years, it did get "played" with, but only because subsequent models came along, keeping my interest up.

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Following this model was the Sternwheeler, Tug Boat ( no pictures...yet ), and Wyman model.
The Wyman was my last.

Bow Quarter
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Model building carried over into the very early nineties...the Wyman model taking about two-years to complete.

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I had started the Wyman just prior to retirement in Feb. of '88. For more photos of the Berry, Click "Ahead" below.

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