Sailboat, 10 ft long, Hand Built in 1948 by a Returning WW II D-Day Veteran

Sailboat, 10 ft long, Hand Built in 1948 by a Returning WW II D-Day Veteran

$2,270.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 1940s

Item details

Materials

Wood, Brass, Canvas, Rope

Sailboat hand built in 1948 by a returning World War II serviceman from Iowa. In this month of celebrating those service men and women who banded together to launch the invasion of Normandy, here is one man's celebration of survival. Vowing if he should survive the war, he would return to his native Iowa and build himself a sailboat. Far from the bloody beaches of Normandy, this Iowan, in his emerald green sea of corn, built a boat that might never be launched in oceanic saltwater but would stand as testimony to his contribution to the battle for freedom. And his ultimate survival. The wonder of these pieces are the stories they tell. Includes a wooden stand for display purposes in or out of the house, beach house, lake house, woodland cabin. Measurements below are for the boat. The height of the sail unfurled measures 130 inches. Stand measures 61 inches wide x 39 inches high x 22 inches deep. The sail has some wear and a few minor tears. The boat has a few bottom patches but is otherwise ship shape. We think it's sailable. But importantly, what you're purchasing is one man's tribute to those who fought for our freedom in World War II.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Wood,
Brass,
Canvas,
Rope
CONDITION
Good
CONDITION DETAILS
DIMENSIONS
H 130 in. x W 120 in. x D 36 in.
H 330.2 cm x W 304.8 cm x D 91.44 cm

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Sailboat hand built in 1948 by a returning World War II serviceman from Iowa. In this month of celebrating those service men and women who banded together to launch the invasion of Normandy, here is one man's celebration of survival. Vowing if he should survive the war, he would return to his native Iowa and build himself a sailboat. Far from the bloody beaches of Normandy, this Iowan, in his emerald green sea of corn, built a boat that might never be launched in oceanic saltwater but would stand as testimony to his contribution to the battle for freedom. And his ultimate survival. The wonder of these pieces are the stories they tell. Includes a wooden stand for display purposes in or out of the house, beach house, lake house, woodland cabin. Measurements below are for the boat. The height of the sail unfurled measures 130 inches. Stand measures 61 inches wide x 39 inches high x 22 inches deep. The sail has some wear and a few minor tears. The boat has a few bottom patches but is otherwise ship shape. We think it's sailable. But importantly, what you're purchasing is one man's tribute to those who fought for our freedom in World War II.

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Wood,
Brass,
Canvas,
Rope
CONDITION
Good
CONDITION DETAILS
DIMENSIONS
H 130 in. x W 120 in. x D 36 in.
H 330.2 cm x W 304.8 cm x D 91.44 cm

We offer many more unique vintage finds. Please head to: unearthedhome.com.
Please continue to visit our site for more architectural-vintage-industrial finds… character pieces for your home and garden. We add five items a week so check back often or convo to be added to our newsletter list.

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