Elcazador Ship Model - Free Shipping
This majestic model arrives assembled and ready to display!
Tall Ship Model Varnished Hull
The ship Measures 24" (long) x 8" (wide) x 24" (high)
All fittings are brass or wood and are of the finest quality!
Construction: Months of research goes into the planning of these model boats. Original plans and pictures are used for their design and realism.
All hard woods are used:
Rosewood, Ebony, English Sycamore, Blackwood, Mahogany and Cherry wood
Metal: cannons, muskets, anchors and other tiny details chrome plate, brass plate and gold plate
Sails and rigging are made of linen
The El Cazador model takes hundreds of hours by skilled artisans to build. This model ship was constructed plank on frame. The model is not from a kit, it is built by hand by a master craftsman. Shipped fully insured and crated to make it's journey safe and sound. The hull is varnished to a high gloss.
On January 11, 1784 El Cazador sailed from Vera Cruz, Mexico for New Orleans carrying 450,000 pesos of silver Reales. The vessel and its crew disappeared into the winter sea, sinking without a trace. The Spanish needed this shipment to stabilized the weak monetary system in colonial North America. Spain lost Louisiana to France's Napoleon, who sold It to the United States. On August 2, 1993, the shipwreck of El Cazador was accidentally discovered by Capt. Jerry Murphy of the fishing vessel "Mistake"
A lost treasure ship whose sinking in 1784 played a minor role in the early history of the United States has been discovered in 300 feet of water about 50 miles off Louisiana and part of the cargo has been recovered, the finders reported last week.
The vessel, El Cazador, or the Hunter, had been sent by Spain from its port in New Orleans to pick up Mexican coins for its holdings in Louisiana, with the aim of stabilizing their currency. The ship's manifest listed 450,000 pesos. She left Veracruz, Mexico, on Jan. 11, 1784, but never arrived back in New Orleans. The ship was eventually declared lost.
As the Louisiana holdings failed to pick up economically, they were ceded by Spain in 1800 back to France, which sold them in 1803 to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the young republic.
The lost ship, an armed vessel called a brigantine of war, was about 90 feet long, with a shallow draft and two masts. She probably carried 18 guns, the finders said. Found by Accident