The steam yacht Harvard built in 1904 at Bath Iron Works, Maine for George Fisher Baker, philanthropist and banker. Twice as rich as J.Pierpont Morgan, Baker provided funding for several ivy league institutions. Baker is the namesake of the Baker Library at Harvard, Baker Laboratory of Chemistry at Cornell, Columbia University's primary athletic facility, Baker Field, and Baker Memorial Library at Dartmouth College to name a few. Baker was a member of the Jekyll Island Yacht Club and enlisted in the 18th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers at the start of the Civil War, and rose to the rank of first lieutenant.
The model has Harvard's signature crimson color painted below the waterline withe endless deck details that include lifeboats hanging from brass davits, binnacles, steering steering station, winch, anchor, steam funnel, ventilator cowls, cabins, windows, portholes and more. Model is mounted on turned brass pedestals to a custom made mahogany glass case.
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