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Cayuga Lake steamboat shipmodel FRONTENAC c.1878, Rex Stewart on Flickr.Three principle woods were used to scratchbuild this model.

Cayuga Lake steamboat shipmodel FRONTENAC c.1878, Rex Stewart on Flickr.

Three principle woods were used to scratchbuild this model.

Port profile closeup -FRONTENAC c.1878 on Flickr.Simple features, but was elegant in design.

Port profile closeup -FRONTENAC c.1878 on Flickr.

Simple features, but was elegant in design.

FRONTENAC steamboat model, starboard midship view -Rex Stewart on Flickr.Many of my references stem from two principle 19th century artists, re; Antonio Jacobsen and the noted Bard Brothers.

FRONTENAC steamboat model, starboard midship view -Rex Stewart on Flickr.

Many of my references stem from two principle 19th century artists, re; Antonio Jacobsen and the noted Bard Brothers.

Docking photo of Cayuga Lake steamboat FRONTENAC on Flickr.The steamboat had been successful servicing the Cayuga Lake Transportation Company for 30 years.

Docking photo of Cayuga Lake steamboat FRONTENAC on Flickr.

The steamboat had been successful servicing the Cayuga Lake Transportation Company for 30 years.

Finger Lakes Steamboat FRONTENAC c.1878,  Profile Plan Drawing, Rex Stewart on Flickr.Usually a plan set will take up to 30 days to endeavor before a model os realized.

Finger Lakes Steamboat FRONTENAC c.1878, Profile Plan Drawing, Rex Stewart on Flickr.

Usually a plan set will take up to 30 days to endeavor before a model os realized.

Rear View detail of Monmouth Park Starting Gate Model -Rex Stewart on Flickr.Beautiful symmetry work in wood…

Rear View detail of Monmouth Park Starting Gate Model -Rex Stewart on Flickr.

Beautiful symmetry work in wood…

Monmouth Park Starting Gate Model -Rex Stewart on Flickr.The model’s completion…

Monmouth Park Starting Gate Model -Rex Stewart on Flickr.

The model’s completion…

Front sideview detail  of starting gate -Monmouth Park on Flickr.…getting the exact details from contemporary photos.

Front sideview detail of starting gate -Monmouth Park on Flickr.

…getting the exact details from contemporary photos.

Padding Detail - Monmouth Park Starting Gate on Flickr.Both front and back gates were padded to protect the horse from injury…

Padding Detail - Monmouth Park Starting Gate on Flickr.

Both front and back gates were padded to protect the horse from injury…

Sporting artist-sculptor Rex Stewart working on Thoroughbred Starting Gate Model on Flickr.