This is an amateur boat-building project that I started in August of 2005 in NJ USA as a hobby,
for the love of sailing ships, boat building and sailing. Funding for the project is coming from my savings.
“Little Leon” will be a 16’ sailing model of the 120’ brigantine “ Leon,” built in Norway in 1880. Her hull is constructed using the strip plank method and fiberglassed inside and out. “
She is the result of building a number of wooden ship models and often having the thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to build a model big enough that I could actually sail in it!”
Many modifications have been made, and many more will be made, so that this ship will not be a "real" scale model of Leon - but she will look a lot like the picture when she’s done.