Title: Model of 'Frenchman'
Item Name: Sea and Shipping


Tiny model of the pleasure paddle steamer 'Frenchman', which operated out of Hull/Bridlington in the period 1897-1930. She was used for visitor cruises to Bempton cliffs, Hornsea etc. in the summers and operated on the Humber as a tug during winter. The original vessel was 119 tons, 100 feet long and could carry around 250 passengers. In 1929 she had her engines removed and was moored on the Humber as a coal hulk. The model was built by Mr. Graham Leach of Whitby and originally fitted inside a 40 watt light bulb. it depicts an incident when a member of the crew was pulled overboard and drowned off Flamborough.

Materials: wood; plastic; card; textile
Measurements: Diam:4cm; Ht:2cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2017.1

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