Howard Griffus, a retired shipwright from San Diego, wanted to see if he could put a tiny boat in an old automotive lightbulb. Beginning when he was just 10 years old, Howard has built a number of model boats and ships (you’ll find a couple of his works at the Maritime Museum in San Diego), but this was a first for him. After leaving the military, Howard worked as a fire fighter and then as a shipwright in the San Francisco Bay area.

A miniature boat in a bulb. 

Exhibit added: December 26, 2017 - Last modified: April 19, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship