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The Figurehead

Unlike most merchant ships on the Great Lakes the Nancy carried a figurehead.  It is believed to be a likeness of either John Richardson's wife or daughter.  There are no pictures of the original figurehead but documentation indicates it was fully clothed woman with a hat sporting a feather.

 

Photos of the figurehead next to a dime to show it's scale.

 

 

Three heads carved to get experience.  First second and third efforts shown left to right