Object Detail


Date
1941
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
32 1/4 x 36 1/8 x 3/4 inches (unframed)
33 3/8 x 37 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Dock
Ship (s)
Credit Line
Museum purchase (Elmer C. and Alice L. Davis Fund), 1972.1847
Accession No
72.1847
Context
Bath, Maine is a leading example of a town whose sole industries were centered on all things boatbuilding, and whose survival is credited with adaptation from wood to steel ships. Thus it was fitting that in 1892 Bath held the distinction of building the second largest wooden ship ever constructed in the United States. The Down-Easter Roanoke weighed in at 3347 tons, held together by 99,000 treenails or “trunnels”.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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