A rare plating model of a Wickes class destroyer built for the US Navy by the Camden Shipyards, Camden, NJ between 1917 – 1919. This was a working yard model; the markings on it indicated where to attach the steel plates to the frame of the hulls of the destroyers as they were built. Camden Shipyards, owned by New York Shipbuilding, was founded in 1899 by Henry G. Morse and went on to build over 500 vessels for the US Navy, Merchant Marine and US Coast Guard. It ceased operations in 1969. At its peak, during World War II, Camden Shipyards was the largest and most productive shipyard in the World. The model came from a Camden, NJ maritime museum.
Pair of carved wood Long-tailed duck decoys with glass eyes, c. 1950. Hen is in preening position; drake is in swimming position and is branded “SS” on bottom. The Long-tailed duck , formerly known as the Old Squaw duck, is a small, delicately shaped bird that breeds in summer in arctic regions and winters off northern coasts. Its size and shape belie its toughness, as it can dive to depths of 200 feet and spends huge amount of its time under water. These ducks gather in large flocks and make an almost constant chatter.
Dimensions: 10" h x 13" w x 5.5" d