The Whitehall originated around 1820 around the New York waterfront; used by runners who would row out to incoming deepwater vessels to accost the local crews, pitching the local establishments, ship chandlers, and the like. Length: 12 inches, Beam: 3-5/8 inches, Height: 1-9/16 inches, Scale: 7/8 inch = 1 foot (1/14), Hull Construction: Strip planking. Skill Level - Intermediate. Midwest no. 978.