Toothpick Models of Early 20th Century Ocean Liners
and Ships From the Age of Sail
by Folk Artist Wayne Kusy
SS America


Length: 14 feet Beam 22 inches
Toothpick Tally: 272,000 10 Gallons of Titebond III
Completion Date: 2016
Current Display: Algonquin Public Arts Program, Village Hall, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin IL

The SS America was an ocean liner built before world war II by the United States Lines, a Theodore Roosevelt company. During the war, it served as a troop ship. Afterward, it was refitted as a passenger ship and largely responsible for ferrying immigrating refugees from Europe to their new home in the U.S. In 1963, it was sold to become a cruise ship. It's successor would be the SS United States.
















The Fleet
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Titanic
10 Feet Long 75,000 Toothpicks


Lusitania
16 Feet Long 197,000 Toothpicks


Queen Mary
25 Feet Long 814,000 Toothpicks


America
14 Feet Long 272,000 Toothpicks

Custom Boats

I do special requests as long as they are boats, and around 2-3 feet in length. This way, they will not take too long to build. They can be carriers, schooners, yachts, racing boats, clippers, as long as you have deck plans or some sort of drawings to guide me.

It is easier for me to build small stuff, but be aware that you will not have the details as seen in my larger vessels. But, I will pay just as much attention to constructing it, and document it's progress with my trusty iPhone for your approval!

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