This model began as a 1:64 scale model of the Benjamin Latham (1902), a mackerel seiner designed by Thomas McManus, using the plans from Ronneberg published by Model Shipways.
However, the plan soon evolved into a diorama showing the process of catching and stowing the mackerel. After building the anchor hoy and the Constitution shipyard, I wanted to combine what I had learned into another diorama showing a ship on the water going about its work with a full crew. The processes of seine fishing seemed an ideal subject.
I had completed the basic hull a few years ago, building it oak plank on oak frames. Once resurrected and back on the bench, I re-started the project with new purpose.
I will update this page as work progresses.