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Wye River Models

Buy Boat

Buy Boat

Regular price $103.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $103.95 USD
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Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat

A buy boat is a large vessel (usually 50' or more) that went up and down the Chesapeake Bay and bought the daily catch from the Skipjacks and other working boats. The buy boats would then take the catch to the market. You might say that these boats were considered the middle men of the water. This practice enabled the other working boats to stay out on the waters longer. These boats still work today, but they also carry seed oysters out and plant them for the state, and sometimes take classes or tour groups out for hire.

Kit Contains:
Basswood & Cedar
Hardware & rigging supplies
Pre-routed base
Instructions & Blueprints

21.5in Long
15in Tall
Model done in 3/8in scale
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