Folk Ship by John Taylor. Mixed media of found and recycled stuff. In the mid-19th century Winans and his son Thomas designed and built a series of spindle-shaped boats, usually referred to as the "cigar ships." The first cigar-ship was constructed in 1858. In July 1861 William Louis Winans prepared a detailed proposal to the Russian government for three vessels. This one was never built yet remains in the archive of drawings. 7 x 48 x 4 inches. Metal stand adds 3 inches in height.