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Updated: 04/14/2018 10:16:01AM

Building model ships, a titanic hobby

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN CAIRO

Rowdy Ballard stands near the model of the Titanic that he built. It is on display in the lobby at Jacaranda Trace.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN CAIRO

This is how the creativity of model ship building starts, with the base of the project.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN CAIRO

This stage coach brought joy to Rowdy as he pieced it together.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN CAIRO

He built this model of the Fannie A. Gorham, a Maine cargo schooner.

By SUSAN CAIRO

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(Editor’s note: The RMS Titanic sank in 1912, at approximately 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, to be more precise. On a maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, the Titanic hit an iceberg at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 14, 1912.)

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