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Flute ship "Saint Géran"
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World-famous Mauritian ship models, carefully handcrafted by local artisans, is a wonderful gift or souvenir for you to bring back home. This one is of Saint Géran - the most famous ship in Mauritius history. This creation, which keeps the warmth of the master’s hands, will bring the spirit of travel and adventure to your room or office!
SHIP MODEL DESCRIPTION Materials: local wood, textile, bamboo. Wooden display base. Colours: Natural varnished hull, sand-white sails Size: L42 x H37 cm Packing: custom-made carton box L47 x W42 x H15 cm Origin: Mauritius Handmade
A vessel of the French East India Company launched in Lorient (France) in 1737. Eight years later, while carrying food supplies to Mauritius who was then suffering from a terrible drought, she was shipwrecked off the coast of Mauritius while under the command of Captain Richard de Lamarre. Only 9 men out of a crew of 149 survived. The French love story of ''Paul et Virginie'', made legend by the writer Jacques-Henri Bernardin de St.-Pierre, ended on the St. Geran when Virginia drowned on her return from France to meet Paul.
The Saint Géran remains are a diving site and her bell can be seen in the Mahébourg Naval Museum of Mauritius.
This model is packed in custom-made carton box for safe transportation.