This is a model of the Wawona built in a Crown royal bottle by renowned ship in bottle builder, Vic Crosby.
The Wawona was built in 1897 in Fairhaven, California by noted Scandinavian shipwright Hans Ditlev Bendixsen. It was one of the largest three-masted schooners built in North America. Designed to carry lumber from Washington State to California and more distant ports, the Wawona sailed with a minimal crew and without ballast for the Dolbeer & Carson Lumber Company.
The ship sails on a blue sea and there is a small plaque in front of the ship that says: "Wawona." A colorful green parrot with long tail feathers is perched on a wire hanger suspended from the top of the bottle. There are small white sea gulls painted on the inside of the bottle. Under the sea is a tag that has the following information: "John and __?__ Murphy from Vic and Aleen Crosby."
|Approx. Bottle Size||7" x 5 1/2"|
|Bottle Type||Crown Royal|
|Made Where||San Diego, Ca|
|Maker's Name||Vic Crosby|