Great Republic (American Republic 1981 - 2011) by Todd Davidson.
On December 26, 1853 a fire broke out in the buildings of the Novelty Baking Company on Front Street near the piers where Great Republic and several other wooden merchant vessels were moored. The City of Boston made the launch a public holiday. We carry major brands such as Trumpeter, Tamiya, Dragon, Revell, Academy, Flyhawk, and more. Although reports differ, most indicate the timbers were recovered and sold, and the venture was ultimately successful.
Her overall length including her 86 ft (26 m)-long jibboom and her protruding spanker boom was 450 ft (140 m), 334 ft (102 m) on deck.
 The first three ships were destroyed; Red Rover was damaged, and Great Republic burnt to near the waterline and was scuttled at dawn to save her hull at dock. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.
The huge wooden ship was the largest extreme clipper ship ever constructed. You can browse the ship models by scale or by type of ship. If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you. Great Republic was the largest, but not the longest wooden sailing ship ever built. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.
Her owners, American Steamship Company, were delivered their answer to the Lorain to Cleveland ore shuttle problems.