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Atlantic Coast Vessels

The Four-masted Schooner

$80 for 750 ml scotch bottle
$100 for 1.5 liter wine bottle


Anna R. Heidritter
750 ml scotch bottle

Anna R. Heidritter
1.5 liter wine bottle

Anna R. Heidritter
750 ml rum bottle w/ stand

This ship, and 4 masted schooner The City of Georgetown, were used in Dreamworks' The Lovely Bones

Built in Bath, Maine as the Cohasset, she burned to the waterline Jan. 22, 1907 while in Baltimore Harbor. Rebuilt in Maryland as the Heidritter, she was re-launched in 1910. She survived a U-boat attack in WWI & carried bullets in her masts from the encounter.

Captain Bennett Coleman commanded her from 1919. While carrying log wood from Charleston to Pennsylvania, she hit a storm off Ocracoke Island, NC and was washed onto a sand bar May 2, 1942. With her back broken, the crew lashed themselves to the masts. All were saved. Capt'n Coleman died in an auto an accident in NJ on May 12, 1942, nine days after being rescued.

Similiar vessels: City of Georgetown & Virginia Dare


CARROLL A. DEERING: Price: $90.00 for 750ml. scotch bottle
$120.00 for 1.5 Litre wine bottle

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CARROLL A. DEERING - Ghostship of Diamond Shoals - Built: Bath, Me; L=255 ft; W=44 ft, 2,114 tons capacity
Sighted off Diamond Shoals, NC with all sails set on 1/31/1921. Mysteriously, no one was on board and 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, and (3) had cats - the only two survivors.

GEORGE W. WELLS: Price: $95.00 
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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 (16 mph). While en route from Boston to Florida, the 2979-ton 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 and Ocracoke on Sept. 3, 1913. All 15 crewmen, 3 women, and 2 children on board were rescued. The WELLS was later burned, reputedly over salvage rights.

Atlantic Coast Shrimper: Price: $95.00 

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The design of these work boats came about in the 1940's. The mainstay of the industry, the sturdy design has had little variation since then. Seen here with the Harbour Town Light at Hilton Head, SC and Tybee Island Lighthouse. Your choice of lighthouses can be placed with this shrimper.

Price may vary depending on the lighthouse used.


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Deck length: 91 ft, overall length: 140 ft, Beam: 24 ft,
Draft: 10 ft, 12.5 knots
Launched: March 4, 2007, Charleston, SC
Designed after the 1870’s Charleston pilot schooner Frances Elizabeth, the Spirit serves as a sea training and coastal education vessel. Captained by Anthony Arrow, she is South Carolina’s ambassador in Tall Ship events.

ELIZABETH II: Price: $275.00 

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Carolina Ships in Bottles

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Commissioned by Great Britain's Princess Anne to Celebrate the 400th anniversary of England's first New World colonization attempt.
Length: 69 ft., Beam: 16.6 ft., Draft: 8 ft., Wood hull. Rated by 16th Century standards as a "50 tunne" capacity ship. ( 1 tunne = 252 1-gallon barrels )
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 Carolina Sharpie HATTIE CREEF: Price: $75.00 
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This ship was used in Dreamworks's Movie The Lovely Bones. Work boat design of the North Carolina Sounds. The Elizabeth City based HATTIE CREEF carried the Wright Brothers to Kitty Hawk. She was converted to steam power in 1904.

HMS BEAGLE Ship of exploration and Charles Darwin:

Price: 1 gallon jug w/ stand: $275
1/2 gal. jug w/ stand: $225


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Built: 1823, Cherokee-class brig. Designer: Sir Henry Peake Length: 90.3?, Width: 24.5?, 6-8 guns, Crew: 75, 235 tons
Converted to bark-rig prior to first surveying voyage to South America in May, 1826. Under stressful conditions in the southern Tierra de Fuego waters, Captain Pringle Stokes committed suicide in Aug. 1828.
Arriving in Brazil, Lt. Robert FitzRoy took command for the England-bound voyage. FitzRoy commanded the BEAGLE on her next circumnavigation which left England on Dec. 27, 1831 carrying the 21 yr. old Charles Darwin. Performing coastal surveys on both sides of South America, the BEAGLE arrived at the Galapagos Islands in Sept. 1833. She returned to England on Oct. 2, 1836.
Under the command of John Stokes, a veteran of the prior voyage, the BEAGLE sailed to Australia in April, 1837. Surveying the coast, Capt. Stokes named locations in honor of FitzRoy and Darwin. HMS BEAGLE returned to England in 1843. She was transferred out of the Royal Navy in 1845 where she ended her days as a stationary coast guard vessel. Sold in 1870 and most likely dismantled.

The 1851 Cup Winner YACHT AMERICA
and all her flags:
Price: $75.00 
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Built in New York in 1851, the Yacht America, won the Yacht Racing Cup in 1851 and the 'Cup' is now named 'America's Cup' in her honor.
She was then sold to British interests in 1852 and renamed Camilla. She was then sold to the Confederacy in 1861 and used as a blockade runner called the Memphis. She also carried Confederate Ambassadors to England.
Scuttled off Florida in 1862 and raised by the Union that same year and used as a blockader (the ships used to keep other ship from getting into the harbor as oppposed to a blockade runner). Surviving all this, she was then used as a training vessel at Annapolis from 1866 to 1873. Her last race was in 1901.
She collapsed of old age in a shed in 1942.
Seen here with Bald Head Lighthouse.