The Corsecan (model boat)

CMC PCD 94-663-007

By Stanley Williamson; Gananoque, Ontario; early 20th century; painted wood, metal and string; 91 x 64 x 25 cm. CMC 77-8

Stanley Williamson was born in Gananoque, Ontario, in the 1870s, when his hometown was a bustling port on the St. Lawrence. He became a stone carver and sign painter, but always found the time to carve and paint miniatures, often of the boats that worked the river. For over twenty years these were sold at the hardware store in Gananoque. "The Corsecan" is a model of a much larger cruise ship, but is built with a similar combination of boldness and attention to detail.