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I am building a model of a hydraulic dredge that was used to dig part of the Chicago Sanitary Canal (the rather infamous project to reverse the flow of the Chicago River and send that city's sewage down to St. Louis). I don't know if this qualifies as a nautical vessel. It was basically a barge with a steam operated auger-suction device and a huge pump. In a curious way it was self-propelled. It had a leg at the stern that allowed it to pivot and move forward as the work advanced. I found a rather detailed plan and elevation of the dredge along with a small image of the 'as built' dredge i
Hello, I started the year with a new project - since my Victory is "done". The project I choose is small utility vessel used in French ports to keep them clean and accessible based on a monograph by Gerard Delacroix. The model will be built as plank on frames with a side open.The plans are at 1/36 which will give a model about 50 cm long - so not too big. It has no rigging and the hull shape is quite simple with a perfectly flat bottom. The hull itself will be relatively easy to build - which I like as I don't feel like embarking in huge projects for a while now (Victo