Pourquoi Pas

Dimension: Length 82 x Width 21 x Height 50 cm.

Grade A / Museum Quality 

The Construction of the Boat.

  • We place a layer of fiberglass on the hull’s planks and painted with acrylic paint.
  • The decks made with small planks of Oak wood.
  • The masts and others pieces on the deck are made Teak and Acajou wood.
  • The Anchors and others pieces are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • Certain pieces are turning in Solid Brass.
  • The Cotton sails.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

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    Pourquoi PasShip Model

    Origin: France

    Year: 1908

    Pourquoi Pas ? Pourquoi Pas Model Ship was the fourth ship built for Jean-Baptiste Charcot. He completed the second Charcot expedition of the Antarctic regions from 1908 to 1910.

    However, In 1907, Jean-Baptiste Charcot launched a new Antarctic expedition and began work on a new ship, Pourquoi-Pas (IV).

    Firstly, Charcot set out in Pourquoi-Pas, wintering at Petermann Island, on his second Antarctic polar expedition. He returned to France in 1910 laden with scientific discoveries.

    After that, Pourquoi Pas Model Ship¬†became the French Navy’s first¬†school ship. From 1918 to 1925. Pourquoi-Pas was on various scientific missions in the North Atlantic, the English Channel.

    Most importantly, to study underwater lithology and geology by means of drag nets, to whose material and use Charcot made major improvements.

    Secondly, Charcot lost command of the ship (though he remained on board as head of the expedition) for her many voyages around the Arctic glaciers.

    Pourquoi Pas Model Ship, a three-masted barque designed for polar exploration, equipped with a motor and containing three laboratories and a library. In addition, Pourquoi Pas ? was built at Saint-Malo to plans by Francois Gautier, in his shipyard.

    Charcot died aboard when the ship was wrecked on 16 September 1936, off the coast of Iceland. On the other hand, forty men on board, only one survived.

    Additional information

    Weight 11.5 kg
    Dimensions 92 × 21 × 60 cm