Bluejacket Swampscott Dory


Scale: 1″ = 1′ (1:12)
Length: 18″

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Bluejacket Swampscott Dory

The Swampscott Dory is a type of traditional wooden fishing boat that originated in the coastal town of Swampscott, Massachusetts in the late 19th century. The dory has a distinctive shape and design that makes it well-suited for fishing in the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Swampscott Dories are lapstrake-built boats, meaning that their hulls are constructed with overlapping planks that are fastened together with rivets or clinched nails. This method of construction creates a strong and durable boat that can withstand the pounding waves and choppy seas often encountered by fishermen in the North Atlantic.

The Swampscott Dory is known for its seaworthiness and stability, making it a popular choice among fishermen for inshore and nearshore fishing trips. The boat’s flat bottom and sharp bow allow it to easily navigate through rough waters and handle well in a variety of sea conditions.

In addition to its practical design, the Swampscott Dory is also appreciated for its aesthetic beauty. The boat’s graceful lines and elegant curves give it a timeless and classic look that harkens back to a bygone era of wooden boat craftsmanship.

Although the Swampscott Dory was originally used for fishing, it has also become popular as a recreational and pleasure craft. Many boat builders and enthusiasts continue to build and restore Swampscott Dories, preserving the tradition of this iconic New England fishing boat.

The Swampscott Dory remains an enduring symbol of the rich maritime heritage of New England, representing the ingenuity, craftsmanship, and seafaring traditions of the region’s fishermen and boat builders.

The Bluejacket Swampscott Dory is a simple, quick to build, and makes a lovely display model. This is a good kit for the inexperienced builder. Features basswood and mahogany construction, planked hull.

Scale: 1″ = 1′ (1:12)
Length: 18″

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 6 in


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