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Mystic Seaport Diorama

A Port in History...


Last fall, Pvt Parts (John Fortier) and I visited Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, and got a chance at viewing, and photographing this huge diorama.

This is an interesting large diorama of Mystic Seaport, time frame between 1850, through the 1870s. Although there was no scale listed, I would estimate it as being around 1/200th. The diorama also goes through a 24 hour period, so the lighting is constantly changing throughout the show. So it's not that some of the photos are dark, it's night!
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About the Author

About Dave O'Meara (Grumpyoldman)

I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters...


Very interesting stuff. Is that a ship of the line being framed out in a couple of the photos?
MAY 06, 2007 - 06:08 AM
That's awesome Dave. Thanks for sharing!
MAY 06, 2007 - 05:13 PM
Great EXTENSIVE diorama, it gives a very good idea of what such harbors might have look like, I really like it, thanks for sharing!
MAY 06, 2007 - 05:41 PM