Object Detail


Date
1909
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on board
Measurements
21 7/8 x 35 3/4 inches (unframed)
22 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches (framed)
Classification
Subject Category
Schooner
Water
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1958.1103
Accession No
58.1103
Context
Built in Rockland at the Cobb, Butler & Company Yard and launched in 1902, the Marion N. Cobb was a three-masted schooner built to haul up to 750 tons of large scale lumber, granite, and ice. In 1909 the she was loaded with 300,000 board feet of lumber when a storm struck off Mobile, Alabama. The ship was found abandoned, nearly destroyed, with a missing crew and deck cargo.

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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