I did the painting in late 2006, leading up the the 150th anniversary of the tragedy on January 19, 2007. Prints of the painting are available in 5x7, 8x10 or 11x14, with three frame choices.
One of the survivors, James Lawson, scaled the cliffs in the snowstorm at night to try to find help. He was kindly treated on Grand Manan and returned to the Island and settled here. Every year he would go into the local school and retell his story to enthralled children. As a result, the story of the "Wreck of the Lord Ashburton" is well known as part of Grand Manan heritage.