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Catalog Number 2000.008.013
Description Regina "S" Model Ship by Charles Parsons at 1:32 scale. Wooden ship is a 2 masted sailing ship, but sails are not up. There is one deck, and the right edge is incomplete. There is a wheel at the rear to turn the sails. Also at the rear is a built up "box" with an incomplete roof. The center of the deck also has a raised rectangular section with an incomplete roof. There are two, black anchors at front of ship. Each side of front reads "REGINA S" in white paint on small wooden signs. The outer left side of front of ship and the outer right side of rear of ship is incomplete near the base, exposing how the interior of the ship is built. The wood on the boat is light and without finish. On the left side of ship, at rear is a blue dinghy on the ground, but attached by a rope to the ship. The mount for the ship mimics the ocean at the rear and a dock and beach land from the middle to the front. The boat rests in dock and is tied to a post on a raised part of land. There are wooden planks that match the boat's wood on the ground around the ship. Base is mounted on dark stained wooden mount. Brass plaque is on raised section of "beach."
Regenia “S", American Scow Schooner dating back to 1893. Model by Charles Parsons,
Model Plans by the Smithsonian Institute, 1:32 scale, Completed 1983.
The Regenia “S” was built in 1893 by William Munder. A 68-foot scow schooner, she was designed to navigate shallow waters of bays and rivers. Her homeport was San Francisco. Scow schooners were the workhorses of the San Francisco Bay, carrying hay, lumber, grain, bricks and stone. In their heyday during the late nineteenth century, around 400 traveled the bay and surrounding waterways, stopping in ports such as Redwood City. A similar restored schooner, the Alma, can be seen at the Hyde Street Pier at the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Object Name Model, Instructional
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title Regina "S" Model Ship by Charles Parsons
Date 1983
Creator Parsons, Charles
Role Artist
Creator Smithsonian Institute
Role Designer
Inscription Text "REGINA S / MODEL BY / Charles H. Parsons / 1983" (engraved on brass colored metal plaque on base)
Provenance Model constructed by Charles Parsons at his home in San Carlos.
Notes Regenia “S”
American Scow Schooner, 1893
Model by Charles Parsons,
Model Plans by the Smithsonian Institute
1:32 scale, Completed 1983

The Regenia “S” was built in 1893 by William Munder. A 68-foot scow schooner, she was designed to navigate shallow waters of bays and rivers. Her homeport was San Francisco.

Scow schooners were the workhorses of the San Francisco Bay, carrying hay, lumber, grain, bricks and stone. In their heyday during the late nineteenth century, around 400 traveled the bay and surrounding waterways, stopping in ports such as Redwood City.

A similar restored schooner, the Alma, can be seen at the Hyde Street Pier at the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Dimensions H-34.75 W-43.125 D-14.125 inches
Medium Wood
Search Terms Model
Ships
Model Ships
Parsons, Charles H.
Port of Redwood City
Working Ships
Regina "S" (ship)
Smithsonian Institution
San Francisco
Subjects Model ships
Sailing ships
Working ships
People Parsons, Charles H.