The George W. Washburn was launched by the Cornell Steamboat Company to move barges and cargo like stones, sand, and bricks up and down the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. She was, during her early years, considered the fastest tug on the Hudson. Since she took on paying passengers, her appearance was kept up. It was said that a Cornell Steamboat could be notices from great distances by the yellow and black color of the smoke stacks. Sad to say, however, that the George W Washburn and Cornell Steamboat Company are no longer around today.
This is the 1/48 scale George W. Washburn Tugboat Kit from Dumas.
FEATURES: Laser cut plank on frame construction Die cut decks and cabin parts Balsa planked hull Metal deck fittings Full color decals and flags
INCLUDES: All wood to build the kit, rigging thread, deck fittings, molded plastic parts, decals, flags. plans and instructions
SPECS: Length: 30″ (762mm) Beam: 5.5″ (140mm)