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BUILDER'S PRESENTATION HULL MODEL OF A YACHT BY THOMAS D. BOWES

Painted white above and green below the waterline. Thomas D. Bowes (1883-1965) founded his naval architecture firm in 1905, located in Philadelphia's Delaware River district. He designed more than 80 tugboats and several Philadelphia fire boats as well as commuter and houseboat yachts. He also notably designed the Lenore II, which was refurbished and renamed Barbara Ann by Dwight Eisenhower and used as the presidential yacht. It was later renamed Honey Fitz by President John F. Kennedy during his administration.
Height 11". Length 52". Width 10".
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  • Provenance: Removed many years ago from Thomas D. Bowes' office on Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 2002.

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