Exposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe golden age of sea travel

A fine new model has joined the Museum's collection, that of the John Pirie, a topsail schooner built in Scotland in 1827. She reached Australia in 1836, and started trading in sandalwood. She called at New Caledonia in 1847 before sailing away with her load of sandalwood.

We thank Mr Jacques Laville, who built this model at a scale of 1/12 and donated it to the Museum.