Throughout history there were many navigable rivers that bolstered the trade and transport, and therefore the national economy. The Mississippi was a key player in US trade. The rivers' variable depth and tides did not allow the use of normal boats, which spurred specialized riverboats to be developed.
Lee, was a steamboat built in New Albany, Indiana in August 1866. He soon gained fame for his speed and grace on the water. Perhaps the most famous riverboat race took place in June 1870, from New Orleans to St. Louis between Natchez VI and Robert E. Lee traveled 1200 miles in 3 days, 18 hours and 14 minutes, a record that still lasts today.
The Natchez took 4 days and 51 minutes. This kit features laser-cut structural parts. Pre-cut pieces in wood and turned brass are included, as well as parts in cast iron for detailed work. The kit is presented in a luxurious box with all the components classified and arranged for easy location.
An assembly instruction book is included in 7 languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. Detailed instructions with pictures of the assembly step by step make for a clear build. Also comes with 2 plans with all the views and details necessary for museum-quality construction. This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the Robert E. Is best for intermediate builders!
Our Ships and Kits Make Great Gifts and Projects! The item "New, classic wooden model ship kit by Constructo the Robert E.
Lee" is in sale since Wednesday, May 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits".The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.