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FA. Bart Historic Ship Models


Unique ship model of the
Dutch bumboat

Dimensions: 138 x 43 x 121 cm. over all
Scale: 1 : 17
Not an antique.

On November 30, 2013 it was 200 years ago that the future King William I, following the Napoleonic era, set foot in Scheveningen. In addition to the celebration of this fact that led to the kingdom of the Netherlands, it was a great opportunity to restore a gap in the church of Scheveningen. Traditionally, in a fishing village there was supposed to be a boat hanging in the church and that was missing in Scheveningen.

But in the year 2013 that changed. On September 14, 2013 the, by the company Bart manufactured bumboat “Scheveningen”- SCH-107, was festive revealed by the Hague alderman of culture, mr. Rabin Baldewsingh. The ship was hung a few weeks later from the beams of the ceiling.

The money for this ship was financed by the community of Scheveningen. The old reformed church of Scheveningen is a central place in that community; a place where all feel at home. A church is simply always a bit of your homeland; the ship fits well in it. A stranger might think that it always had been there.

The bumboat was named after Psalm 107 which is also in a stained glass window in the church. In this passionate believer’s psalm there are some verses dedicated to shipping. They are therefore included in the traditional decorations on the ship.

“Some went out on the sea in ships;
They were merchants on the mighty waters
They saw the works of the Lord,
His wonderful deeds in the deep.”

Psalm 107 : 23-24

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