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On a very foggy August 11, 1897 night off the coast of Maine the Howard W. Middleton was searching for a protected cove inside Richmond Island. GPS not being what it is today, it hit a rock off of Higgins Beach, Scarborough, Maine and has spent the rest of its days there. Today the wreck is visible at low tide and often pieces of coal appear in the ever changing sands. I have been modeling off and on for over 30 years and have always wanted to build the Middleton but a scratch model always seemed a bit out of reach. During my research over the years I contacted the Philadelphia Maritime Museum (the Middleton was built at Coopers Point, NJ across the river from Philadelphia) and they put me in touch with an individual (Edward Brownlee) who was interested in coastal schooners of the 1800's. After much correspondence, Edward drew up plans of the Middleton from the original Admeasurement dated April 23, 1883. With actual plans in hand and semi-retirement "availability" I started the model several years ago. Plans from Admeasurement August 20, 1897 - Middleton off Higgins Beach, Maine Middleton Today Model Begins Nov 2013 She was a centerboard tern Planking complete/ready for painting - March 2014 Hull Painted - April 2014 Building Deck Houses - July/Dec 2014 Middleton coal fills holds This one's a bit too large... Brought down to scale... Holds filled with scale coal from Middleton cargo... Masting and decking - March/Sept 2015 Rudder, Fife Rails/belay pins, capstan - Nov 2015/Feb 2016 Bowsprit and Jib Boom - March/April 2016
Well enough reading and enough delaying. Made my first attempt at a "prototype" of the quarter board for my model of the Howard W. Middleton based on pictures and measurements of the actual board (12' x 9"). Used a piece of 5/32" holly before going to the "final" work on a 3/32" piece of boxwood just to see if this is at all doable. Here is my first VERY crude attempt at replicating the two pictures I took of the quarter board earlier this year. At least it's a start...