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PO Box 248
Ocracoke Island, NC 27960
252-928-5541
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Village Craftsmen Jim Goodwin's

Ship-in-a-Bottle

Jim Goodwin has been a geologist and an educator, but now devotes his time to preserving this maritime art form and giving demonstrations at museums and maritime festivals.  Since his debut here at Village Craftsmen Jim has been recognized both state-wide and nationally for his work. He spends many meticulous hours hand-crafting these items in a bottle.  He also makes Lighthouses in a Bottle.  Jim's Ships-in-Bottles are featured in "The Lovely Bones" a film based on the Best Selling novel by Alice Sebold.  

These items are one of a kind, and our inventory (including prices, based on size & complexity of models) changes regularly. Please call us (252-928-5541) to inquire about what we currently have in stock. Because of their unique nature, Ships-in-Bottles can only be ordered by telephone.

Below are samples of some of Jim Goodwin's models. They are representative of his work, but these exact items may not be available.Please call for more information. Village Craftsmen is a small business with a small staff. If you receive a recorded message please leave a short but clear message with your name and phone number. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Black Squall w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1.75 Ltr. Bottle) $150.00
Black Squall
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Built in 1856 by the Wilder Brothers. The Black Squall left Cuba in March, 1861 with a load of sugar and Nixon's Royal Circus and Menagerie of Living Animals.  She encountered a Spring storm and wrecked at Ocracoke Inlet on April 8, 1861.  Drowned exotic animals: lions, tigers, bears, a giraffe, a hippopotamus, and horses washed up on the beach.  One drowned young couple was found in an embrace.  Tents recovered from the wreck were used by the islanders to make sails.  It is said that some of the surviving horses started the wild pony population on Ocracoke.   

Pirate Brigantine Ranger w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1.75 Ltr. Bottle) $150.00
Ranger
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The 12-gun Ranger was the flagship of Charles Vane from May, 1718 to November 1718.  Blockading Charleston as Blackbeard had done several months earlier.  Vane, with two sloops, captured an African slaver coming into port.  This larger ship he named the Ranger.  In September 1718, Vane was at the week-long Pirate Bash hosted by Blackbeard on Ocracoke Isle.  In late November 1718 while in the Windward Passage, the crew charged Vane with cowardliness by the crew for refusing to attack a vessel that was more heavily armed than the Ranger.  The vessel turned out to be a French Man of War disguised as a merchant to deal with pirates.  Vane & his supporters were set in a small boat, and after some time, Vane captured another sloop and continued "the sweet trade" until being caught in Jamaica in March 1720.  Quartermaster "Calico" Jack Rackham was voted captain of the Ranger.  Later Calico Jack had onboard the two female pirates Mary Reade & Anne Bonny.  The ship was lost a few months after Calico Jack too command due to hull rot.  The pirates then acquired a sloop and were caught in September 1720. 


Blackbeard's Sloop Adventure w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1.75 Ltr. Bottle) $95.00
Blackbeard's Adventure
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The fast, shallow draft "Bermuda" sloop was popular with many pirates.  A gift from Teach's pirate mentor Benjamin Hornigold in 1717, the 8-10 gun sloop was on all of Blackbeard's exploits.  After the grounding of the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard arrived in Bath, NC & was pardoned by Gov. Eden.  In midsummer of 1718, the Adventure was officially placed in Teach's name by the Vice Admiralty Court in Bath Town, NC for trading expeditions.  Falling into his old pirate ways, Teach captured a French sugar ship, & the cargo was split with NC court officials.  Blackbeard was killed at Ocracoke Inlet by Lt. Robert Maynard on Nov. 22, 1718 by order of the Virginia Governor.  The Adventure was taken to Virginia & sold. 

War Sloop Providence w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1.75 Ltr. Bottle) $90.00
War Sloop Providence
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Built in Providence, R.I. in 1768 as the Katy.  Chartered by R.I. General Assembly in June, 1775 to protect R.I. shipping from the HMS Rose.  First cruise with Capt. Abraham Whipple captured 1 prize.  Joined Continental Navy in January 1776 with John Hazard as Captain.  Was in Esek Hopkin's Squadron to Bahamas for gunpowder raid.  After that raid, she became John Paul Jones' first command.  Jones took 9 prizes with the sloop.  John Rathbun took command in December 1777 where he captured a prize off Georgetown, SC.  In another raid to Nassau, the Providence held the town for three days.  She was run aground and burned, along with 37 other Continental ships, in August 1779  during the disastrous Penobscot expedition against superior British Forces. 


Patriot w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1.5 Ltr. Bottle) $92.00
Patriot
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Left Georgetown, SC for NY on 12/30/1812 with Theodosia Burr Alston, wife of SC Gov. John Alston & daughter of former VP & famed duelist Aaron Burr.  At age 29, Theodosia was one of the most gifted women of the time.  She was in ill health from the loss of her only child & the events of her father- who had been on trial for treason for attempting to start a new country in Texas & Mexico.  Past due in early 1813, a search was instigated by both father & husband.  Their inquest went as far as Nassau, yet bypassed the Outer Banks.  They presumed the Patriot to be lost at sea.  In 1833, a pirate made a deathbed confession saying that the Patriot had been boarded, passengers killed, & vessel set adrift.  Other reports state that the deserted vessel ran aground 2 miles south of Nags Head, NC. The Patriot's fate is still a mystery.   


Ephraim Williams w/Hatteras Lighthouse (1.5 Ltr. Bottle) $120.00
Ephraim Williams
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The 491 ton Williams was loaded with lumber bound from Savannah to her home port of Providence, R.I. when she encountered a storm off Frying Pan Shoals.  Lifesavers from the Cape Hatteras & Creeds Hill stations rescued the crew of 9 on December 22, 1884.  Rescuers claim that it was the worst seas that they had seen.  Seven Gold Lifesaving Medals for exceptional bravery were awarded to the rescuers.  


7 Lighthouses in a Bottle  $98.00
7 Lighthouses
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Currituck-1875, 158ft; Bodie Island-1872, 163ft; Cape Hatteras-1870, 198ft; Ocracoke-1823, 75ft; Cape Lookout-1859, 156ft; Bald Head Island-1818, 95ft; Oak Island-1958, 169ft.   


Windfall I (1/2 Gallon Bottle) $125.00
Windfall I
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Pride of Baltimore
(1/2 Gallon Bottle) $145.00
Pride of Baltimore
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LOA: 157 ft, Beam: 26 ft, Draft: 12 ft. Launched in 1988, the Pride II is Maryland's goodwill tall ship ambassador.  Designed by Thomas Gillmer, she is modeled after the Baltimore Clippers used during the 1812 War.   



Elizabeth II (1/2 Gallon Bottle) $175.00
Elizabeth II
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Commissioned by Great Britain's Princess Anne to celebrate the 400th anniversary of England's first New World colonization attempt.  The Elizabeth I, captained by Thomas Cavendish, was in Sir Walter Raleigh's second fleet to Roanoke Island.  The seven ship fleet, under Sir Richard Grenvile, landed 108 colonists at Roanoke in July, 1585 with scant provisions.  Grenvile's ship, the Tiger, wrecked in a storm while entering the Ocracoke Inlet.   Many supplies, including the important farming seeds, were lost.  The Tiger was saved. Led by Ralph Lane the colony survived about a year when rescued by Sir Francis Drake's fleet in 1586.  A supply ship arrived to the deserted colony two weeks later.    



The Mayflower (1/2 Gallon Bottle)  $165.00
Mayflower
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The galleon Mayflower is said to of been built in Leigh, England in 1606 & originally owned by Robert Bonner.  By 1609, records show part ownership by Capt. Christopher Jones.  Being a tramp cargo ship, she carried goods to France, Norway, the Baltic, Germany, and Greenland.  Chartered by Serparatists, she finally left England with 102 passengers-not all being Separatists- on Sept. 6, 1620.  After a rough 67 day crossing, Capt. Jones anchored in Provincetown Harbor on 11/11/1620.  The colony located in Plymouth on 11/20.  Wm. Bradford was the first to refer to the Separatists as "Pilgrims" in 1630.  Capt. Jones sailed back on April 5, 1621 & arrived in England 31 days later.  Jones died a year later, and no records of the ship are found after 1624.  A second Mayflower ship carried colonists to Plymouth in 1629.  The replica Mayflower II was built in England in 1956.



Barque Roanoke w/Hatteras Lighthouses (1 Gal. Bottle) $430.00
Roanoke
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The Roanoke was the largest wooden square-rigged ship built in the U.S. NC & SC Pine wood was used in building the hull.  Owned by her Maine builders, she carried cargo routinely from New England, around Cape Horn, to the Pacific.  While out from Norfolk, VA wih a load of coal, she caught fire in New Caledonia on Aug. 10, 1905.
 


Beethoven w/Hatteras Lighthouse (1.5 Ltr Bottle) $135.00
Beethoven
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Launched on 1/7/1904  in Greenock, Scotland, her sister ship was the Mozart.  Through her life she was owned by German, Finnish, Italian, & Norwegian investors.  On March 30, 1914, she left Newcastle, New South Wales, with Capt. Victor Orschultk & a load of coal for Valparaiso and was never seen again.
 

Mary Celeste w/Stand (1/2 Gal. Bottle) $135.00
Mary Celeste w/Stand
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Originally launched in May, 1861 at Nova Scotia as the Amazon by Joshua Dewis, her mysterious reputation began on her maiden voyage when her captain died of pneumonia.  Two other captains died on her, & in 1867, she ran aground in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia during a storm.  Bought & rebuilt by NY investors, she was renamed Mary Celeste & became a merchantman to Adriatic ports.  On Nov. 5, 1872, Capt. Benj. Briggs left NYC with 1701 barrels of commericial alcohol intended for fortifying Italian wines.  The night before, Briggs dines with fellow Canadian captain David Morehouse of the brigantine Dei Gratia.  Their course & Mediterranean destinations were similar they discovered.  Morehouse left a week later & found the crewless & drifting Celeste on Dec. 4th.  The sextant, chronometer, & logbook were missing with the only lifeboat though all personal possessions & cargo were intact.  After an inquiry, cargo salvage rights of the derelict Celeste were granted, though with suspicion, to the Dei Gratia.  Her Boston owner sold her when his father died on her when she returned home.  Over the next 17 years, she had 13 owners...each having a jinx experience.  Her last owner, GC Parker, intentionally wrecked her off Haiti with an over-insured cargo of scrap, boots & cat food.  Arrested for fraud, Parker mysteriously dies before his trial.  Though theories abound about how the Celeste's crew disappeared, she remains the archetypal ghost ship carring a curse.  
  


Chesapeake Skipjack (1/2 Gallon Bottle) $125.00
Skipjack
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Developed in  the late 1800's as a stable platform for oyster dredging in shallow areas, the vessel is said to be modified from the Long Island Sound Sharpie.  Called a skipjack for the playful fish that were caught, the ship is a fast sailer in light winds.  In 1985, the Skipjack became the State boat of Maryland.  During the 1900's there were over 2000 Skipjacks in the Bay fishing fleet.  Presently, about 45 of the noble workhorses remain.



Shrimper w/Hatteras Lighthouse (1/2 Gal. Bottle) $90.00
Shrimper w/ Hatteras Lighthouse
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These medium-sized wooden and/or steel boats ply the Pamlico Sound trawling for shrimp and various species of commercially valuable fish.  During storms and heavy weather dozens of these boats may often be seen seeking refuge in Ocracoke's Silver Lake. 


Shrimper w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1/2 Gal. Bottle) $85.00
Shrimper w/ Ocracoke Lighthouse
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SS Minnow (1/2 Gal. Bottle) $85.00
SS Minnow
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Named by the show's producer Sherwood Schwartz for 1961 FCC's chairman Newton Minnow-who called TV "America's vast wasteland".  Ther were actually 4 Minnow boats used on the show.  #1 was used in the stranded beach scenes, #2 was a rental used in Honolulu Harbor opening scenes, #3 was seen leaving the Harbor in the opening, & #4 was a built set prop used in the lagoon scenes.The boat was originally built in Carson, NY and can be viewed at the Schooner Cove Marina in Vancouver. 

Shad Boat w/Lookout Lighthouse $60.00
Shad Boat
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The Shad Boat NC's State Boat Developed by George W. Cref on Roanoke Island as a workboat in the NC Sounds.


Crissie Wright w/Lookout Lighthouse (1.5 Ltr Bottle) $75.00
Crissie Wright
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Hattie Creef w/Wright Flyer (1 Gal. Bottle)
 $425.00
Hattie Creef w/Flyer
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Design of a work boat of the NC Sounds.  The Elizabeth City-based Creef carried the Wright Brothers to Kitty Hawk.  She converted to steam in 1904.  The Wright Flyer had a wingspan of 40 ft., length of 21 ft. & a 12 horsepower motor.  First successful powered flight on December 17, 1903.  On the 4th trial flight, Wilbur covered 852 ft. in 59 seconds.


Barkentine Mozart w/Hatteras Lighthouse (1.5 Ltr. Bottle) $130.00

Bark Mozart
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Launched on 2/29/1903 in Greenock, Scotland, Sister ship was the Beethoven.  The rig was a compromise between power & economy.  Through her life she was owned by German, Finnish, Italian, & Norwegian investors.  In 1920 she was given up by Germany as WWI compensations.  Broken up in England in 1935.



Amistad w/Stand  (Half Gallon Bottle) $135.00

Amistad w/Stand
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The Amistad is a replica of the slave trader schooner Amistad where, 53 Africans in 1839 took control of the ship.  The landmark trial in New Haven, CT that followed found the Africans to be "Free Men,"  & they returned to their African home.  The Amistad today educates the world about those unjust times and serves as an ambassador to Free Men everywhere.



Mercury w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1.75 LTR Bottle) $145.00

Mercury w/Ocracoke Lighthouse
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75 ft.on deck, 6-8 cannons, 29 crew, Ocracoke Station.  Built in Ocracoke, NC.  In the Revenue Service until 1807 when she was placed in the navy.  On July 11, 1813, Captain William H. Wallace sighted British Admiral Cockburn's invasion flotilla off Ocracoke Bar.  Wallace collected Portsmouth's custom money, bonds, and Agent Thomas Singleton and out sailed 3 British ships to successfully warn New Bern.  Admiral Cockburn retired since the surprise was thwarted.  Mercury returned to Revenue Service after 1814 & was retired/sold out of service in 1820.  The Mercury was used in Dreamworks Film "The Lovely Bones" 


Carrol A. Deering w/Hatteras & Ocracoke Lights (1 Gallon Antique Wine Bottle) $350.00
Carrol A. Deering w/Hatteras & Ocracoke Lights 
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Ghostship of Diamond Shoals.  Built: Bath, ME; L=255 ft; W=44 ft, 2114 tons capacity.  Sighted off Diamond Shoals, NC with all sails set on 1/31/1921.  Mysteriously, no one was on board & all boats were gone, though food was set on the table.  Believed to be set adrift by a mutinous crew, rum runners, or pirates before a storm.  Jinxed by (1) being launched on a Friday-4/4/1919, (2) christened with flowers, & (3) had cats-the only two survivors.


Snap Dragon w/Ocracoke Lighthouse (1.75 LTR Bottle) $125.00

Snap Dragon 
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Snap Dragon w/Stand (1 Gallon Bottle) $170.00
Snap Dragon 
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Schooner Virginia w/Stand (1/2 Gallon Bottle) $125.00
Schooner Virginia
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LOA: 122 ft, Beam: 24 ft, Draft: 12 ft, Sail Area: 6438 sq. ft. Commissioned in June, 2005, the Virginia is a replica of a 1917 pilot schooner that bore the same name.  Representing her home state, the Virginia serves as a sail training and educational vessel.  

The Schooner Freedom Amistad  (1 gallon) $140.00

Freedom Amistad

Length On Deck: 81 ft, Beam: 23 ft, Draft: 10.5 ft., Hull: Wood, Tonnage: 80, Home Port, New Haven, CT. Launched: March 25, 2000.

The Freedom Amistad is a replica of the slave trader schooner Amistad, where 53 Africans in 1839 took control of the ship. The landmark trial in New Haven, CT that followed found the Africans to be "Free Men," & they returned to their African home. The Freedom Amistad today educates the world about those unjust times and serves as an ambassador to Free Men and Women everywhere.


U.S. Coast Guard Barque EAGLE    $200

USCG

Length: 266 ft, Width: 40 ft, Draft: 17ft, sail area: 22,245 sq ft, 19 Officers, 56 crew, 175 cadets, Homeport: New London, Ct.,

Built in 1936 in Hamburg, Germany in the Blohm & Voss shipyard as the training ship Horst Wessel, Her sister ships are : the Gorch Fock, the Sagres, & the Mircea. Docked during WWII, she carried 8-20mm guns and shot down several Russian planes...along with one German plane--who was using the wrong identification codes during the fly-over. She was included in reparations paid to the U.S. following WWII. Commissioned as the USCG Eagle on May 15, 1946 while still in Germany, she sailed to Orangeburg NY-assited by her German captain August Thiele & crew...& through a hurricane in June 1946. Based in New London, Ct., she continued her original purpose by becoming the USCG training vessel. President Kennedy had the USCG chevron installed on her. Known as "America's Tall Ship," the Eagle is the US ambassador in national and global tall ship events. She is the seventh U.S ship to bear the name EAGLE.

The Schooner Windfall of Ocracoke $132

Windfall of Ocracoke

Overall Length: 57 ft, Sail Area: 1000 sq ft.,Beam 13.5 ft., Draft 4ft 4 inches, Wood Hull

Designed and built by Robert Marthai. Launched: 1981. Acquired in 1985 by noted maritime & pirate historian Captain Rob Temple--who sails in Blackbeard's wake off Ocracoke. Capt'n Temple was also in the History Channel's documentary True Pirates of the Caribbean and National Geographic. The Windfall I was dismantled in the Spring of 2010. The Windfall II carries on the tradition.


The 1812 Privateer Schooner Snap Dragon  (1/2 gallon) $150

1812 Privateer Snap Dragon

85 ft on deck, 25-100 crew, originally ZEPHYR
Preeminent 1812 Beaufort, NC-based privateer captained by Otway Burns. His 3 Atlantic coast cruises captured 42 ships valued at $4 million and defeated British ships of equal size. The British placed a bounty on both the Snap Dragon & Burns. Burns retired from privateering in 1814 & was in the state legislature. Burnsville, NC is name for him. Burns built Nc's first steamboat. the Prometheus, in 1818 and had a brick factory that supplied bricks used in building Ft. Macon. The Snap Dragon, under William Graham, was captured off Nova Scotia on her 4th cruise. She became an unsuccessful British privateer based in St. Johns and later a British merchant.


Charles Vane Pirate Brig Ranger  (1/2 Gallon Kraken) $160

Pirate Brig Ranger

The 12-gun Ranger was the flagship  of Charles Vane from May 1718 to November 1718. Blockading Charleston as Blackbeard had done several months early, Vane, with two sloops, captured an African slave coming into port. This larger ship he named the Ranger. In September 1718, Vane was at the week-long Pirate Bas hosted by Blackbeard on Ocracoke Island. In late Novmeber, 1718 while in the Windward Passage, the crew charged Vane with cowardliness by the crew for refusing to attack a vessel that was more heavily armed than the Ranger. The vessel turned out to be a French Man of War disguised as a merchant to deal with pirates. Vane & his supporters were set in a small boat, and after some time, Vane captured another sloop and continued "the sweet trade" until being caught in Jamaica in March, 1720. Quartermaster "Calico" Jack Rackham was voted captain of the Ranger. Later Calico Jack took command due to hull rot. The pirates then aquired a sloop and were caught in Septemeber 1720.

HMS Bounty (1/2 gallon) $184
 
HMS Bounty


LOA: 180ft, LOD: 120 ft, Beam 30ft, Draft: 13 ft.
Launched from the Smith & Rhuland Shipyard in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia on 8/28/1961, the new Bounty is larger than the original of the famed mutiny & was built for the 1962 MGM Mutiny on the Bounty. Berthed in St.Petersburg, FL as tourist attraction after the film, she was purchased by Ted Turner in 1986. Used in his production of Treasure Island, the Bounty was donated in 1993 to the Tall Ship Bounty Foundation as an educational vessel. In 2001 she was purchased by the HMS Bounty Organization LLC which continues to use the Bounty as an educational vessel. Films that the Bounty has been use in: 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty, Yellowbeard, 1989 Treasure Island. Sponge Bob-the Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean II.

The Four Masted Bark Roanoke off Cape Hatteras (Ant Gallon) $430

Barque Roanoke

Launched in 1892, Bath, Maine. Built by Arthur Sewall &Co. Length: 311.2 ft, 3539 gross tonnage. The Roanoke was the largest wooden square-rigged ship built in the U.S NC & SC pine wood was used in building hull. Owned by her Maine builders, she carried cargo routinely from New England, around Cape Horn, to the Pacific. While out from Norfolk, Va with a load of coal, she caught fire New Caledonia on August 10,1905

The Privateer Brig General Nash  (1/2 gallon) $160

General Nash

In the later years of the Revolutionary War the 20-gun privateer General Nash, owned by John Wright Stanley of New Bern, NC, was commisioned and commanded by Captain Deshon. The Nash operated between Cape Fear and Ocracoke Inlet, normally sending her captured prizes into Wilmington. In September 1780, 2 English merchant brigs were captured off Ocracoke and sent into Wilmington. Both brigs & cargo (one carried rum and sugar) were worth about 51,000 pounds. November 1780 the Nash captured off Ocracoke 3 brigs of war, the HMS Aggie, HMS Prince of Wales & Katie.

George W. Wells off Ocracoke, NC (3 Liters) $285

George W. Wells

Largest Sailing ship wrecked on the Outer Banks

L: 342 ft., Beam: 45 ft, 2970 gross tonnage, black wooden hull, built by Holly M. Bean shipyard. The first six-master ever built was launched on August 4, 1900 at Camden, Maine. She was the fastest of the large Maine Schooners, making better than 14 knots (16mph). On June 29, 1901, the Eleanor A Percy--the second 6-masted schooner ever made--hit the Wells amidships on the port side of Cape Cod. The only 6-masters then in the existence were towed to the Percy & Small Shipyard in Bath, Maine for repairs. Rumors of the Wells being jinxed abounded thereafter, yet after her repairs, she sailed the Atlantic for 16 years in the coal trade--owned by the John S. Crowley's Coastwise Transportation Company. The designer, John Wardwell, of six-master George W. Wells once wrote that "six-masters were not practical. They were too long for wooden construction and when loaded with coal became badly strained by overlapping the beds on which they rested at low tide, while discharging cargo." While en route from Boston to Florida, the ship was hit by hurricane winds off Hatteras which took all 28 sails. The largest sailing ship wrecked on the NC coast drifted into the breakers between Hatteras & Ocracoke on September 3, 1913. All 15 crewman, 3 women, & 2 children on board were rescued. The Wells was later burned, reputedly over salvage rights between two companies, and the remaining hulk drifted on to the north end of Ocracoke Island.



Sinbad's Meka II off Cape Lookout (1.75 LTR)  $130

Sinbad Meka II Lookout

Built by her captain, Horatio Sinbad in 1967, the 54 ft brigantine carries six cannons and is a licensed privateer. The scourge of many events, conflicts and races, the Meka II won the America's Sail race in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2002. In 2006, the Meka II hosted in her homeport of Beaufort, NC the pepsi AmericaSail.

The Carroll A. Deering--Ghostship of Diamond Shoal (1.75 LTS Eagle Rare) $245

Carroll A Deering Hatteras

L: 225 ft., Beam: 44 ft., D: 25 ft., 2114 tons capacity, wood hull, call letters: LQPD

Built by G.G. Deering Shipyard in Bath, ME, she was named for the owner's son and launched on April 4, 1919. Sailing Master William Merritt left Norfolk with a load of coal bound for Rio De Janeiro on August 22, 1920. His crew of 10 were Scandinavaians. Capt.Merritt fell ill and was replaced by retired Capt. C.B. Wormell. While in Rio, Captain Wormell mentioned to a fellow captain of his unruly crew. Sailing in the ballast home, the Deering was last seen off Cape Lookout on Jan.28, 1921. Sighted aground off Diamond Shoals with all sails set on Jan. 31. Due to foul weather, the vessel was not boarded until February 4th. Mysteriously, no one was on board and the stern boat was gone, though the food was set on the table. Also missing were the ship's log & navigation equiptment. Believed to be set adrift by a mutinious crew, rum runners, or pirates before a storm. The Deering was said to be jinxed by : (1) being launched on a Friday, (2) christened with flowers instead of spirits, (3) had a six-toed cat--the only survivor. The cat was adopted by a Hatteras surfman & named him Carroll. Hatteras Island now has abundant six-toed cats. 

This model is made with the wood from the Carroll A. Deering given to the artist by Dr. Joe Schwarzer of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.


Blackbeard's Flagship Queen Anne's Revenge (Vint. 4.5 Liter Dewar's Scotch bottle) $465

BlackbeardsAdventure

Length: 103 ft., Width: 24.5 ft., Draft 13.3 ft., Capacity: 200 tons, Crew: 125

Believed to be built in England around 1710 on a Dutch Flute design, the merchant Concorde originally carried 20 guns. Sold to Spanish interests in 1713, she spent several years along the Pacific Coast of South America. In 1717 French slavers bought her for trade routes between Senegal & Martinique. That same year pirate Benjamin Hornigold. captured and, after accepting a king's pardon, gave her to fellow pirate Edward Teach. Teach renamed the vessel after the 1702-14 British monarch & increased the armament of various sizes to 40 guns. She served as Blackbeard's flagship on all of his exploits until she ran aground off Beaufort, NC in June 1718. This model show the sail rig of the Dutch Flute, thought some researchers think that the vessel carried jib sails instead of square bow sails. During Blackbeard's time there was a transition in ship sail design, yet the true QAR sail placement may be never known.

Blackbeard's Sloop Adventure $175

Sloop Adventure


The fast, shallow drafts "Bermuda" sloop was popular with many pirates. A gift from Teach's pirate mentor Benjamin Hornigold in1717, the 8-10 gun sloop was on all of the Blackbeard's exploits. After the grounding of the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard arrived in Bath, NC & was pardoned by Gov. Eden. In mid-summer of 1718, the Adventure was officially placed in Teach's name by the Vice Admiralty Court in Bath Town, NC for trading expeditions. Falling into his old pirate ways, Teach captured a French sugar ship & the cargo was split with NC Court officials. Blackbeard was killed at Ocracoke Inlet by Lt. Robert Maynard on November 22, 1718 by order of the Virginia Governor. The adventure was taken to Virginia and there sold.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse  $30-$36

Hatteras Lighthouses
Hatteras 2

Built 1870, 210 ft
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is visible for 24 miles, making it America's tallest Lighthouse.

Available in various bottles:

Crown Royal
Jack Daniels
1800 Tequila
Amaretto
Jim Beam
1 QT VD Wine
Makers Mark 750
Lunazul

Ocracoke Lighthouse  $30-$32

Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ocracoke LH string

Built 1823, 75 ft. tall

Available in various bottles:

1 LTR Patron
Don Julio
Cabo Tequila
Don Eduardo
Don Eduardo (Stringwork)
Corazon Tequila
Corazon Tequila (Strgwork)
Jack Daniels (Stringwork)


Cape Lookout Lighthouse  $30-$35

Cape Lookout


Built in 1859, 156 ft tall

Available in limited bottles 

Crown Royal
1800 Tequila
Jack Daniels 750ml


Although we do not have individual photos of the following ships-in-bottles, they were in stock in early July, 2015. Inventory changes regularly, so prices may vary depending on size of model and bottle currently in stock. Please call for availability and more information (individual photos can be emailed).

Ships-in-Bottles

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  • The Schooner Paragon of Ocracoke, $65 - $70
  • Anna R. Heidritter, $88
  • Schooner Freedom Amistad, $75
  • The 1851 Cup Winner Yacht America, $65
  • Mysterious Privateer S. Patriot, $72
  • 1885 Americas Cup Defender Puritan, $115
  • Carolina Sharpie Hattie Creef, $68 - $75
  • Schooner Virginia Dare, $84 - $90 
  • The Carroll A. Deering, Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals, $92 - $275
  • Ocracoke Lighthouse, $20 - $35
  • Privateer Brig General Nash, $160
  • Skipjack Wilma Lee, $85
  • Blackbeard's Adventure, $110 - $120
  • S.S. Minnow, $85
  • 1812 Privateer, Snap Dragon, $135
  • Schooner Virginia, $145
  • Schooner Windfall II, $150
  • Pilot Cutter Jolie Brise, $75
  • Pirate Brig Ranger, $160
  • Capt. Sinbad's Meka II, $130
  • HMS Bounty, $185

 

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