William Foster “Babe” Caswell, worked for many years for the Jamestown & Newport Ferry Company – first as a fireman, then as one of the youngest engineers, and finally as manager. During his years on the ferries he built models of the ships he worked on as well as aircraft and other ships. The library exhibit includes three of his ferry models and a picture essay from the Providence Journal about his modeling. You can learn more about Caswell in the JHS history column in the July 20, 2022 Jamestown Press.
Model of the ferryboat Beaver Tail by William Foster Caswell