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Clotilda, last US slave ship, found


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A model shipwright and an amateur historian are heads & tails of the same coin

current builds:

HMS Berwick 1775, 1/192 scratchbuild; a Slade 74 in the Navy Board style

Mediator sloop, 1/48 - an 18th century transport scratchbuild 

French longboat - CAF - 1/48, on hold

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Interesting. If that's a picture of her in the background, she looks really built for speed.

 

Steven

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On 5/24/2019 at 5:14 AM, Louie da fly said:

Interesting. If that's a picture of her in the background, she looks really built for speed.

 

Steven

I'd imagine the owners would have wanted something that could move fast to stand a better chance of evading coast guard and anti-slavery patrols.

I cannot imagine many things uglier than treating human beings as chattel. 

Under Construction

HMAV  Bounty, Artesania Latina, 1/48 Scale

Completed

18th Century Long Boat, Model Shipways, 1/48 Scale

Drift boat, scratch build, c. 1/12 Scale

Bluenose, Model Shipways, 1/64 Scale

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Yes, the slave trade was outlawed in Europe and America many years before it was finally wiped out, and a fast ship was vital.

 

Unfortunately it appears that slavery is even more widespread today than it ever was.

 

Steven

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1 hour ago, Louie da fly said:

Yes, the slave trade was outlawed in Europe and America many years before it was finally wiped out, and a fast ship was vital.

 

Unfortunately it appears that slavery is even more widespread today than it ever was.

 

Steven

Sadly, I think you are quite right. I'm a social worker and my jobs have brought me into contact with an alarming number of young people who have been trafficked. 

Under Construction

HMAV  Bounty, Artesania Latina, 1/48 Scale

Completed

18th Century Long Boat, Model Shipways, 1/48 Scale

Drift boat, scratch build, c. 1/12 Scale

Bluenose, Model Shipways, 1/64 Scale

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This last run was made on a bet that the captain William Foster could make the trip bring the 110 slaves to Mobile and not get caught. Pretty gutsy since then it was illegal and he and his crew could be executed.  He off loaded the slaves just north of the old Scott paper mill what is now known as Plateau, not far from the Mobile River, then ran the boat upriver and burned her.

 

Interesting special on local TV with descendants that still live in the area one of whom was Cleon Jones who played on the Championship New York Mets. 

 

John Allen

 

Current builds HMS Victory-Mamoli

On deck

USS Tecumseh, CSS Hunley scratch build, Double hull Polynesian canoe (Holakea) scratch build

 

Finished

Waka Taua Maori War Canoe, Armed Launch-Panart, Diligence English Revenue Cutter-Marine  Model Co. 


 

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