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A large model of a three masted full rigged ship, Golden Wave, of Eastport, Maine. The model was a gift to the Tides Institute by the Brick Store Museum of Kennebunk, Maine in 2013 as the Museum felt that it was not in keeping with their collecting mission focused on the Kennebunk area and took up too much storage space. The model was evidently purchased in 1850 in Portland, Maine and later came into the possession of Howard Corning of Portland who was born there in 1867. As the Golden Wave is a large working model, Corning actually sailed the model in Portland Harbor in the 1880s. Years later, Corning donated the model to the Brick Store Museum in 1951, a few years before he died. The ship model is made of wood with the hull painted black with white trim above the waterline and green below. The deckhouse is painted white with the decks painted a buff color. The lower masts are painted a buff color and yardarms and upper masts have a natural finish. The ship name "Golden Wave" and homeport "Eastport" is on the stern painted in gold surrounded by leaf decoration. The model is fully rigged and has sails unfurled. There is a figurehead of a standing soldier at the bow of the ship. No records are known of any real vessel of the name, Golden Wave. The overall length of the ship model is 88 inches. The width at the main yard is 31 inches and the model’s height is 66 inches. The scale of the model is undetermined, but appears to be approximately 1" = 1’. Golden Wave. Ship Model. Gift of Brick Store Museum of Kennebunk, Maine in 2013. Deed of Gift on file along with other related materials. Description of Ship Model by Brick Store Museum: 1) Ship Model, circa 1880. Model of a three masted sailing ship, "The Golden Wave" of Eastport, Maine. The model, which was formerly sailed in Portland Harbor, was donated to the Brick Store Museum by Howard Corning. Ship model made of wood. Hull painted black with white trim above the waterline and green below. Deckhouse painted white. Decks painted a buff color. Lower masts painted buff color and yardarms and upper masts have a natural finish. Ship name "Golden Wave" and homeport "Eastport" on stern in gold surrounded by leaf decoration. Model is fully rigged and has sails unfurled. Figurehead is of a standing soldier. Size of the model: length overall: 88 inches; width at the main yard: 31 inches; height: 66 inches. Scale: undetermined, but appears to be approximately 1" = 1'. 2) Model of ship out of Eastport, "Golden Wave." Purchased in Portland, Maine about 1850. No records are known of any real vessel of this name. This is a working model and was actually sailed in Portland Harbor by the donor in the 1880's. Gift of: Mr. Howard Corning. Model was donated to the Brick Store Museum in 1951. https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KHJH-XT9/howard-corning-1867-1956: The Life Summary of Howard When Howard Corning was born on 28 June 1867, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Clarence Hamilton Corning, was 33 and his mother, Mary Katherine Libby, was 27. He married Cora Allison Burt on 22 October 1891, in Marquette, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Kennebunkport, York, Maine, United States for about 5 years. He died on 13 February 1956, at the age of 88, and was buried in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.