Height 9.75 inch. Width 48.00 inch.
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A fruit-wood half hull of the steam yacht ‘Cushie Doo’ by Henderson’s of Glasgow, dated 1881, with four masts and a smoke stack, a bow sprit, planked hull, black topsides, gilt waterline and two staterooms one with painted curtains, bearing a plaque ‘Steam Yacht ‘Cushie Doo’ built for W H Osmand Esq by David and Wm Henderson & Co, Glasgow’. 1881.
Footnote: ‘Cushie Doo’ is a Scottish word for wood pigeon. She was built for William Osmand of Melbourne, Australia but was renamed ‘Fedora’ in 1891. Thereafter she was owned by, among others, the Marquis of Waterford, the Duke of Montrose and Baron Newborough before being sold abroad and converted to a cargo vessel in 1914.
Exhibitions: Lapada 2018
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