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14 Foot Lowell Dory

 14 Foot Lowell Dory of 1880-1890


Specifications Vessel / Model
Length: 18' 3" / 18.25"
Beam: 5' 3" / 5.25"
Draught: 0' 6" / 0.5"
Speed: N/A  / N/A
Armament: N/A / N/A

This drawing is offered on two sheets at 1"=1' (1:12) scale, with hull lines, profile, construction details, full size mould patterns and building board details. A sail plan is included with details and notations for the boat gear carried by the vessel.

General History
The dory type boat originated along the Massachusetts coast about 1726 as an off-beach fishing vessel. The "modern" dory developed in 1858 when dory fishing at sea replace fishing directly off the schooners' decks. They were then called bank dories because they were stowed in banks, or nests on deck. Development continued in the New England states and Maritime provinces of Canada. They were the first mass produced boats as they needed to be identical on a given schooner for proper nesting. They were constructed by family companies such as Hiram Lowell from Amesbury, Massachusetts. This model is of the older type with a pronounced and prettier sheer than the more modern boats.