This Mantua kit is a reproduction of the type of two masted brig commanded by the infamous pirate captain William Kidd (1645-1701). A plank-on-bulkhead construction, the kit contains:- Building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings, walnut or lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings and lifeboat, laser-etched details, rigging cord, silk flag, printed sails. All sheet plywood sections are laser cut for accuracy.
The Black Falcon was a two masted 18th century brigantine, commanded by famed pirate Captain William Kidd. It was on this ship that Captain Kidd, 1645-1701, committed larceny on the high seas. In January of 1698 Kidd and his crew were able to capture the 400 ton treasure ship the Quedagh Merchant. Kidd took the stolen treasure and buried it on Gardener's Island, New York off the east end of Long Island. Kidd having stole the treasure from his crew was soon turned in by one of them. On May 23, 1701 Captain William Kidd was sentenced to be hung in England. This would end the life of one of the most notorious pirates every to sail the globe.