Sailboat, Hand Built in 1948 by a Returning WW II D-Day Veteran




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Sailboat, Hand Built in 1948 by a Returning WW II D-Day Veteran:
$495.0


Sailboat hand built in 1948 by a returning World War II serviceman from Iowa. In this month of celebrating those service men and women who banded together to launch the invasion of Normandy, here is one man's celebration of survival. Vowing if he should survive the war, he would return to his native Iowa and build himself a sailboat. Far from the bloody beaches of Normandy, this Iowan, in his emerald green sea of corn, built a boat that might never be launched in oceanic saltwater but would stand as testimony to his contribution to the battle for freedom. And his ultimate survival. The wonder of these pieces are the stories they tell. Includes a wooden stand for display purposes in or out of the house, beach house, lake house, woodland cabin. Measurements below are for the boat. The height of the sail unfurled measures 130 inches. Stand measures 61 inches wide x 39 inches high x 22 inches deep. The sail has some wear and a few minor tears. The boat has a few bottom patches but is otherwise ship shape. We think it's sailable. But importantly, what you're purchasing is one man's tribute to those who fought for our freedom in World War II.MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Wood,Brass,Canvas,RopeDIMENSIONS: H 130 in. x W 120 in. x D 36 in.H 330.2 cm x W 304.8 cm x D 91.44 cm

Sailboat, Hand Built in 1948 by a Returning WW II D-Day Veteran:
$495.0

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