Model of the
shipwreck in a bottle
According to the owner's casualty
report, filed with the Department of Commerce's Bureau of
Navigation, the 84 foot tug was on a "cruise of the
narrows," carrying no cargo, but with eight crew members on
board when she went down. The Lizzie D was reported sunk due
to unknown reasons. All of her crew were lost.
Capt. Berg made
three models of the Lizzie D and inserted one into each of
the three style bottles recovered from the shipwreck. To our
knowledge this is the only ship in a bottle to date that was
built inside a shipwreck recovered bottle.
This model was built with a
removable upper deck so it could fit throug bottle opening.
Even the smoke
stacks are designed to fold back
each deck is inserted and lowered into position on slings.
What makes this model unique is that Capt. Berg made three
and inserted one into each of the three style bottles
recovered from the shipwreck.
This ship in a bottle includes a
beach and lighthouse in the background.
This ship in a bottle replica of
the prohibition rum runner Lizzie D was featured in a two
page color spread of The Bottle Shipwright magazine Journal
of the Ships in Bottles Association of America.