past exhibitions
Ship Shape
Models of Great Lakes Vessels

4.6.13 – 6.16.13
Hodge II Gallery

This exhibition offers the opportunity to learn about the art of model ship making. Models in this exhibition were built to commemorate some of the most revolutionary vessels ever to sail the Great Lakes. Beginning in the 19th century, model shipbuilding was the accepted way to perfect the designs of new vessels before construction would begin. All of the ships in this exhibition are drawn from the Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit. This exhibition represents a diversity of both model style and ship type, ranging from steamboats and schooners to freighters and frigates.
Model of the Niagara


Houghton Smith, Jr.
Model of the Niagara
Scale 1/8 : 1 inch
Courtesy of the Detroit Historical Society

This exhibition is sponsored by Flint Sail & Power Squadron
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