Below is a display of Christopher’s Long Island built racing sailboats, working sailboats and commercial working boats as well as the plans he draws up and the tools he uses to create¬†these fine models as displayed at the Suffolk County Historical Museum in Riverhead, NY from April 18, 2015 through September 19, 2015.

Christopher Hale also demonstrated his method of half-model making in person utilizing specialized hand tools and line drawings of specific boats. Hale crafted working boats indigenous to the south shore of Long Island, including a 1970s era Garvey and a sail powered tonging boat from the early 1900s.

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