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USS Constitution (Model Shipways)

Micro-Mark and Scientific Models Incorporated have sold the USS Constitution for decades. The ship has a rich history which we have discussed previously in our blog – see USS Constitution. We really like the Model...

The USS Syren

The USS Syren was built in Philadelphia by Nathaniel Hutton and launched on August, 6 1803. She was commissioned and Lieutenant Charles Stewart was put in command. The ship immediately departed to participate in...

The Pride of Baltimore

The Pride of Baltimore was built as an authentic replica of an early nineteenth-century clipper ship that would have sailed out of Baltimore harbor in the early 1800s. She was indirectly named for the...
Charles Morgan Whale Bark Ship

Charles Morgan Whale Bark Ship

Charles W. Morgan is an American whaling ship built in 1841. The ship harvested the blubber of whales for whale oil which was the primary fuel that American used for lighting. The shipped operated...

New Bedford Whaleboat

The last surviving whaling ship in America, the Charles W. Morgan, was built in 1841 in New Bedford. It’s owner Charles W. Morgan hired Jethro and Zachariah Hillman to build the ship.  It was...

The Rattlesnake US Privateer Ship

USS Rattlesnake was a brig built in Medford, Massachusetts as a privateer but because of the need for the ship by the United States Navy due to the War of 1812, the Navy purchased...
HMS Flying Fish

The HMS Flying Fish

HMS Flying Fish was a Fantome-class sloop of the British Royal Navy launched in 1873. There were 6 Fantome-class sloop ships and built between 1873 and 1874.  Fantome ships were constructed of an iron...
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The Viking Ship Drakkar

The Drakkar is a type of longship used by the Vikings. They are also called dragon ships because they typically have a dragon or serpent as a figurehead. Longships gave the Vikings dominant sea...

90th Anniversary of Scientific Models and Micro-Mark

Scientific Models Incorporated (SMI) began operations in 1928 selling rubber band powered wooden airplanes to hobby stores. The company has evolved to sell wooden ship kits, doll house furniture, and other hobby products and...
Bluenose Model ship

The Bluenose Ship

The Bluenose was the most famous Canadian ship - built to race and fish. It was launched in 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Bluenose is a nickname for those born in Nova Scotia. The...

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