Earlier this week, Joy, Luke and I had an afterschool adventure at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, homeport of the world’s largest ship model and one of our favorite destinations. We heard that there was another world’s largest model currently laying over at the museum, a real beauty of the classic Concordia yawl.
Today’s New Bedford Standard Times has a great article about Tom Borges, the artist who built this beautiful model. He started the project in 2003 and recreated, in painstaking detail, every element of this classic yawl. Better yet, he’s designed it so that it can actually be sailed.
According to the article and the Whaling Museum’s blog, which has more information about this project, it will only be on display in the museum’s Jacob’s Gallery for the next few weeks. It really is an extraordinary work of maritime art and if you can, you should make every effort to visit the museum to experience it.