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(DM 315) The Adventure Kidd's Pirate Ship

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Maritime scrimshaw, a unique American art form, has its roots in the age of wooden ships. In the 18th century, whaler sailing ships harvested whale and walrus blubber for lamp oil and candle wax. The sailors on whaling ships had a lot of spare time on board their ships. When not hunting and processing whales, mariners occupied their free time etching and making small objects from whaling byproducts. Bones and teeth of sperm whales, baleen, and walrus tusks were readily available on board ship. These were a highly viable medium to produce hand tools, toys, utensils, and decorative pieces.

Sailors etched pictures and nautical scenes on bone, teeth, and tusks using sail sewing needles and small tools. Candle black, soot, or tobacco juice were used to bring the etched drawings into view. The earliest authenticated pictorial scrimshaw piece appeared around 1817.

This historical set includes a resin one side replica of a 17th century American scrimshaw. This vertical  scrimshaw shows William 'Captain' Kidd's ship Adventure.

In 1695, a colonial Royal governor of New York, the English king, and lords financed the Scottish privateer venture of William 'Captain' Kidd.  His mission was to capture enemy French ships and pirate ships. As a privateer, English investors commissioned Kidd to seize all treasure, return to England, and split the plunder amongst the crew and investors. In September 1696, Kidd in his new ship, Adventure Galley,  set sail for the privateer hunting ground called the 'Pirate Round.'  The course led from the western Atlantic, around the southern tip of Africa, to Madagascar, then along the coast of Yemen and India. The 'Pirate Round' were largely routes of the East India Company ships of Britain and other nations. On January 30, 1698, 'Captain' Kidd captured the 340 ton neutral Indian merchant vessel Quadagh Merchant off  the west coast of India. The ship was Indian owned, and commanded by an English captain. The voyage was financed by Armenians, and brokered by an agent of the East India Company. The Quadagh carried safe passage from the French, the enemy of England.

Manufacturer Description

In 1695, a colonial Royal guv of New York, the English king, and lords financed the Scottish privateer venture of William 'Captain' Kidd. His objective was to record enemy French ships and pirate ships. As a privateer, English investors commissioned Kidd to take all treasure, go back to England, and divided the plunder among the crew and investors. In September 1696, Kidd in his new ship, Adventure Galley, set sail for the privateer searching ground called the 'Pirate Round.' The course led from the western Atlantic, around the southern pointer of Africa, to Madagascar, then along the coast of Yemen and India. The 'Pirate Round' were mainly routes of the East India Company ships of Britain and other nations. On January 30, 1698, 'Captain' Kidd captured the 340 heap neutral Indian merchant vessel Quadagh Merchant off the west coast of India. The ship was Indian possessed, and commanded by an English captain. The trip was financed by Armenians, and brokered by a representative of the East India Company. The Quadagh brought safe passage from the French, the enemy of England. Maritime scrimshaw, a distinct American art kind, has its roots in the age of wooden ships. In the 18th century, whaler sailing ships gathered whale and walrus blubber for lamp oil and candle light wax. The sailors on whaling ships had a lot of spare time on board their ships. When not searching and processing whales, mariners occupied their downtime etching and making small things from whaling by-products. Bones and teeth of sperm whales, baleen, and walrus tusks were readily offered on board ship. These were an extremely feasible medium to produce hand tools, toys, utensils, and decorative pieces. This historic set consists of a resin one side replica of a 17th century American scrimshaw. This vertical scrimshaw reveals William 'Captain' Kidd's ship Adventure.

Product Features

  • Scrimshaw of Capt. Kidd's Ship
  • Detailed Description
  • Replica Scrimshaw in Box
  • Resin Model of Original
  • 4 1/2 inches tall
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