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The SeaBoard was a wooden tugboat that worked Boston harbor her whole life...1921 to 1962.  Her principle job was to help move ships in/out but on many occasions also performed fire fighting duty.  We salvaged many artifacts from her before she was retired.

This plaque contains some of the more interesting items:

1.  Solid-brass voice tube.  This device was used to communicate from the wheelhouse to the engine room.  One blew into it, which sounded a whistle on the other end to alert the crew.

2. A Large, Crosby Gauge (10 ½” diameter)... 0 - 160 PSI (built in Boston, MA).  This gauge manufacturer used this logo from 1886 and 1926.  Larger gauges were used in the engine room so they could be observed from a distance.  We are not sure exactly what the gauge was used for but it was for either air or water pressure).

3. "Little Toot": this was the small whistle used to communicate with a tow when she was close aboard.  She serenaded Boston harbor thousands and thousands of times.

All items were restored to near original condition and mounted on a solid mahogany board with four coats of hand-rubbed spar varnish.

Size: The plaque measures 28” long, 131/2” high and the board is 1 1/8” thick.  Solid brass mounting hardware is included. 

The Seaboard Nautical Plaque  

Price: $449
Inventory Number: 552
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