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Blue Water Majesty Museum

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If you are looking for museum quality model ships, such as bone ships and wooden model ships, you've come to the right place!!! My name is Larry Pulka and I have been building model military and merchant ships like the one below since 1976!

There are only about a dozen people in the world who build model ships from exotic woods exclusively. I use a variety of tropical woods such as Ebony, African Mahogany and Jatoba, as well as domestic woods, like Cypress, Apple, and Butternut.

My wooden model ships are crafted using the various natural colors of the woods themselves instead of paint or stain! I look at the wood like an artist looks at his paint palate. A creamy-white color is old American Holly and Bloodwood is obviously a red color. English Yew is orange. I can get almost any color I need just from the wood!

A great deal of preparation and planning occurs before I even pick up a saw or a knife. I research the original ships and try to find blueprints to use to make each ship as realistic as possible! I build each model ship in what is known as dockyard style or admiralty class style, which means that I build my ships exactly like the original full size ships were built! Each ship is signed and numbered!

Imagine seeing an 18th century sailing ship, complete with deck nails and rigging, just as it must have appeared over 200 year ago. Now imagine this ship is only 4 foot long. This is the magic of the museum known as "BLUE WATER MAJESTY". All models are an exact duplicate of their full grown sisters and are made from copies of the original blue prints.

Most models are made from exotic woods. They have no paints or stains on them

Larry Pulka has spent over 30 years building model ships to exact scale from copies of the original blue prints purchased from such places as the Smithsonian Institution.

His work gives a whole new dimension to model ship building. The model ships in the "BLUE WATER MAJAESTY" museum are built from the keel up the same way the originals were built. Some models have as many as 150,000 hand made pieces. While the focus of the museum is on sailing ships, there are also examples of vessels from a more modern era.

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Hours of Operation:
Mon9:00 AM5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr9:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM4:00 PM
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