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Robert E. Lee River Boat (Constructo 1:140)

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Robert E. Lee River Boat (Constructo 1:140)
$398.99

Availability: In stock

CON80840
Scale 1:140
Length: 25.2"
Height: 12"
Width: 7.3"

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The Kit:

This is wooden model featuring laser-cut structural parts. Pre-cut pieces in wood and turned brass, parts in cast iron and brass for details. Presented in a luxurious box with all the components classified and arranged for easy location. Assembly instruction book in 7 languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. Detailed instructions with pictures of the assembly step by step. Includes 2 plans with all the views and details necessary for its construction.

Scale 1:140 Length: 25.2" Height: 12" Width: 7.3"

 

The History:

Throughout history, there are many navigable rivers that allowed the development of trade and transport and therefore the economy. The Mississippi is one of them. To navigate these rivers, their variable depth and tides, did not allow the use of normal boats. Specialized riverboats were developed. Their speed brought memorable competitions, racing to see which was the fastest boat of the "Great River". Robert E. Lee, was a steamboat built in New Albany, Indiana in August 1866. He soon gained fame for his speed. Perhaps the most famous Riverboats race took place in June 1870, from New Orleans to St. Louis between Natchez VI and Robert E. Lee. 1200 miles that the Robert E. Lee covered in 3 days, 18 hours and 14 minutes, a mark that still lasts today. The Natchez took 4 days and 51 minutes

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