Monday, November 21, 2011

Age of Sail Nostalgia

Does the Age of Sail interest you?  Do you muse about the old sailing ships, with their spars creaking and sails snapping in a stiff breeze?  Do you imagine clouds of canvas on your Bay of Fundy horizon? Prints of Age of Sail paintings might be just what you would like to satisfy your Age of Sail nostalgia.

I will have a good selection of "Age of Sail" prints at the Grand Manan Christmas Market on Saturday, November 26.  But if one of these prints is what you want and you do not find it there, I will be pleased to fill your request.

The most famous New Brunswick windjammer was hailed as the fastest ship in the world, the clipper ship "Marco Polo":

Nova Scotia would not be quite the same without her sailing ship icon, the Grand Banks schooner "Bluenose":

All sailing ships in the North Atlantic had to contend with a weather condition we are quite familier with in the Bay of Fundy: "Fog":

A hundred years ago large schooners were built to carry bulk cargoes.  Even though they could hold huge cargoes, they were still at the mercy of wind to reach destinations; "Outward Bound":

A unique Nova Scotia fishery required skill and stealth, as little sloops powered by wind silently glided up on swordfish near the surface, to be harpooned with deadly aim; "The Swordfishers":

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, inshore fishermen used sail to take their dories to fishing ground for setting out their trawl lines; "Fishing Sloop"

A far cry from today's diesel and hydraulic powered lobster boats, early Fundy fishermen made their living fishing traps in a dory; "Dory Lobster Fishing"

All this prints are available in three different sizes and three different frame styles, all fully described at

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