Robert E Lee Paddle Steamer 1:150 600mm
The first highways in America were the great rivers, which permitted the growth of commerce and transport. The advent of steam and a brilliant idea of Fulton and Livingston, first builders of riverboats, permitted the upstream navigation on rivers. The search for speed inspired marvellous competitions. One of the most famous races is that between Natchez and Robert E. Lee, held in 1870 between New Orleans and Saint Louis. After 750 miles of water the Robert E. Lee won the race, covering the distance in 3 days, 18 hours and 14 minutes.
This Amati kit boasts the the following features:
Pre-cut wooden hull
Pre-cut deck and superstructure template assemblies.
Planked hull, decks and superstructure.
Hull and deck fittings made from Brass, Walnut, Boxwood, and Beech.
Where appropriate, decorative detail is from cast metal and etched brass
Various sizes of cordage.
Multi language instruction manual.
Full sized profile and plan drawings with detail sheets to aid construction.