Scale Model – River Queen Steamboat


If you happen to be walking or driving by the shop at night, this wonderful scale replica of a Mississippi steam boat – The River Queen – might just catch your eye, as we keep the case it’s in lighted day and night.

Until taking a quick skim through Wikipedia (, I hadn’t realized how big these old riverboats could get.  Take a look at this picture from the Wiki article:
The Wiki caption reads:  “Saloon of Mississippi River Steamboat Princess” (Adrien Persac, 1861), showing elaborate interior of an antebellum Mississippi steamboat

Condition:  Excellent.

Dimensions:  About 12″H x 24″L x 6″D.

Price:  $75.00.  Includes the glass case and lighting.  (Plus the obligatory 5.5% State of Maine Sales Tax, of course.)

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River Queen Steamboat - close up

River Queen Steamboat – close up



In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – it was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

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