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: Tug Art Gallery
: TugMaster December 15, 2007, 04:27:28
(http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6.0;attach=23;image)
By Model Tug Forum Member - Meechingman
"Meeching was his (dad's) pride and joy, so here's an 'oil painting' I created from a b/w shot of her at full tilt on the first day she arrived at the port."



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: TugMaster December 15, 2007, 04:34:45
(http://www.modeltugforum.com/afongoch2.jpg)
By Model Tug Forum Member - ddraigmor
"A drawing I did - I have a few that I do when I am bored! - of my first real deep sea salvage tug - Holyhead Towing's 'Afon Goch' (Ex 'Schelde' of Smits). A beautiful tug and my all time favourite."
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: ddraigmor December 15, 2007, 10:04:02
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/1bbb457028.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

Holyhead Towing's venerable 'Afon Las', which started life as the PLA's 'Plateau' and ended her days on the Tyne, much cut down, as the 'T H Dev'. I believe she was scrapped last year...

Jonty
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: ddraigmor December 15, 2007, 10:07:50
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/1338094b8c.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

Holyhead's first real tugs - the sisters 'Rosegarth' and 'Applegarth' of Rea Towing - were older than they looked!

Jonty
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: ddraigmor December 15, 2007, 10:13:34
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.4a6af6ba71.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?4a6af6ba71.jpg)


HTC's 'Afon Wen' ex 'Tasman Zee' of Smits was the fleetmate for the 'Afon Goch'. She was a 'pure' deep sea salvage tug in that she did not have the bow fender that her fleetmate had.

Jonty
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: ddraigmor December 15, 2007, 10:16:16

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.9c9629514b.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?9c9629514b.jpg)

'Afon Alaw' was originally built for Bouywork - a shared company made up of Holyhead Towing and Smits - and used to operate on the SBM at Amlwch with tankers. When the SBM was dismantled, she went under the HTC houseflag for a period before being sold. Her sister, the 'Afon Briant', was taken back by Smits and today sails as the 'Zeeleeuw'.

Jonty
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: ddraigmor December 15, 2007, 10:17:32
(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.ee83c32df3.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?ee83c32df3.jpg)

I did a few 'harbour' jobs on this one. She was not a very popular vessel!

Jonty
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: ddraigmor January 02, 2008, 07:35:08
Another one - this is an Ulstein UT704 class AHTS. I have an article about their history on Ships Nostalgia's website. Beautiful and very purposeful looking ships indeed.

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.18169919b8.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?18169919b8.jpg)

The next is the AHTS 'OIL Hustler' - my first AHTS.

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.1c94eebe3b.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?1c94eebe3b.jpg)

Then 'Star Vega' - a PSV, again another of my old ships.

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.7233113b66.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?7233113b66.jpg)

An example of one of Smit Lloyd's PSV's, the 'Smit Lloyd 109'

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.d1bed3484d.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?d1bed3484d.jpg)

Lastly, the smallest vessel I served offshore on, the 'TNT Leopard'

(http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.8b806a9547.jpg) (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?8b806a9547.jpg)

Click on thumbnails to enlarge. if they don't show, click the space where they are to go to the full size image

Jonty
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: ARH April 14, 2008, 09:30:08
Here,s a painting by my good friend Edgar.
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: Jack Holland June 03, 2008, 05:48:38
Painting of the Smit Rotterdam

(http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2874/smitrotterdamim1.jpg)

Jack Mulder
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: Jack Holland June 04, 2008, 07:59:43
Elbe
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6947/elbesc8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Jack Mulder
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: plymouthferryfan November 24, 2008, 16:47:06
RMAS tug Faithful

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/3056833567_56d68cb626_o.jpg)
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: Model Tug Man November 26, 2008, 09:50:54
Check out the Marek Sarba Art Gallery for some really great tug paintings. He sells prints for a reasonable price too.
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: dan November 26, 2008, 14:18:07
realy are good looking paintings  :)

cheers, dan
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: TugMaster December 21, 2008, 09:46:28
What software did you use Mutley ?
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: manxman December 28, 2008, 22:08:27
Great photographs there Mutley,

The second shot is nothing short of superb - are you my any chance a professional photographer ?, if not you should certainly be considering it.

Cheers - Ken
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: Mutley December 29, 2008, 00:32:54
Thanks.

No, not a professional, i do enjoy it though.

The second shot was my 3rd time out with the camera, i just keep trying different setting and see what works.

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: Mutley January 31, 2009, 13:50:52
(http://artistbobrennie.com/images/Making_Time2.JPG)
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: Mutley January 31, 2009, 13:53:02
(http://www.ship-paintings.com/large_images/tug_margaret_moran.JPG)
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: tugs53 January 31, 2009, 17:07:05
Incredible Artwork!!
Saved the one of the 'Navigator' ;) ;)

Good Find Mutley 8)
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: Mutley February 01, 2009, 01:01:33
Thought you might like that one  ;)
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: Mutley February 01, 2009, 01:57:27
(http://tandeckistudio.com/db5/00416/tandeckistudio.com/_uimages/2.jpg)
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: tugs53 February 01, 2009, 16:00:25
Great find Mutley!!
That's a painting done of a view of one of annual meets of the IRTA (International Retired Tug Association), and in this view, I'd guess is was held in Poulsbo Washington, USA


...Cheers...
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: Mutley February 05, 2009, 13:34:50
They look like HDR images, very nice.........

HDR stands for high,dynamic,range, its a effect you can do with digital photography, you take a series of pictures at different AF setting and blend them together (Still experimenting with this)
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: Mutley February 08, 2009, 12:22:31
(http://www.artistbobrennie.com/images/Z_Business_Meeting.JPG)

(http://www.artistbobrennie.com/images/Z_Meeting_at_Pt_Grey.JPG)

(http://www.geocities.com/heartland/ranch/7589/tug1936.jpg)

(http://www.shipsandharbours.com/pictures/888.jpg)
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: tugs53 April 03, 2009, 18:58:38
Another great painting...from the web
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: Footski April 03, 2009, 23:41:59
I really wish I could paint. I love looking at all this art.
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: willowgarth April 04, 2009, 12:42:21
For Footski,

Have a go Barry, I never had art lessons, I was inspired by Ship paintings I saw and thought 'I have GOT to do that'
I started in 1977 using modelling brushes and paints, house paints or whatever was to hand. I kept at it for 12 months and then gave it up.
I started again 2 years ago when my granddaughter gave me an easel for Christmas, best present I ever had!

Regards Fred





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: tugs53 April 04, 2009, 19:22:55
Similar story with me as well :)
I took 'Art' all through grade school and College..and just barely passed every year, as I had no interest in drawing or painting horses, portraits, or bowls of fruit...but one day in college...I did a small 'pen & ink' of the vintage tug 'Island Navigator', and the Headmaster of the college spotted it and loved it ;)....and actually bought it off me for $20.00  :o

Kinda lost interest in art after college...then later while I was sailing as D/Hand on the old Seaspan Daring...the engineer spotted a 'doodle' that I did of a tug...and gave me his whole 'painting' kit, which was an assortment of watercolour, oil, and acrylic paints...brushes, and stuff, as he'd had enough of toying with it.

During the 'slow times' here in BC in the late 80's and very early 90's, when the whole marine industry locally went for a poop, ( kinda like now :(), the only guys working on the tugs had major seniority, and lots of us were ashore and 'layed-off', so I took up painting as a 'side-line', and showed a few works to towing firms in Vancouver and Seattle, who not only bought what I showed...but commissioned other works which they bought for their offices, or gave away as retirement gifts to employees.

It got to the point where I had 4 or 5 works on the go at one time, and then after going back to Sea, I kinda phased out of it, as I found it stopped being a hobby, and not all that 'fun' anymore.
Heck, I pumped out 21 paintings in 2 years!!

Anyhow...and sorry to bore you all with this history.....I'd strongly encourage anyone to give it a try at least, cuz you never know what talent you possess until you make the effort ;)....just like model building :)

Cheers
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: Footski April 04, 2009, 23:25:28
Fred,

I did give it a go once and reckon that most 7 year olds can draw or paint better than me.

Mike,

Not seen any of your stuff for a while. Post it up for all to enjoy...
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: willowgarth April 05, 2009, 00:29:20
I have always given my paintings away, usually to friends and family, I have even used them as currency to pay for car repairs etc. I sold only 2 paintings, one to a Nigerian Company for 25 and they asked me to do six of their ships for a calendar, I did so and sent them off and that was the last I saw of them or any money. Thre was no calendar and I heard later that they were hanging in various peoples houses over there.
The second one was through a high class art dealer in Liverpool who sold it for 75 and he sent me a cheque for 25. No wonder I went back to modelling

Cheers Fred
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: tugs53 April 11, 2009, 09:43:50
Here's a photo of a painting I did for RivTow, back in 1990.
Acrylics on art board.

...and one of the Seaspan Regent with a logbarge.

...and the 'Gulf Warrior' in heavy seas
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: Footski April 11, 2009, 10:19:00
Mike,

I love them!! :) :) :)
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: tugs53 April 11, 2009, 10:22:07
...and a few more.

Rivtow Lion (ex'Prudent')

Ken McKenzie (Ray will like this one :))

Gulf Ivy
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: Footski April 11, 2009, 10:24:28
That wouldn't be Caleb, watching from the dockside in the Ken Mackenzie picture would it??
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: tugs53 April 11, 2009, 10:28:11
Actually, I did that painting for Mrs. Ken McKenzie (Dorothy), from a photo she provided.....and in the photo, the guy was peeing off the dock :o :o


Cheers
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: ray28507 April 11, 2009, 12:33:35
hi tugs your right  '' i would like that very much''  :) :) ;ive just painted out the computer room & looking for some nice tug pic's to go on the wall  ;) (only of canadian tugs ;)   you realy are a good artist tugs keep up the good work!  regards ray
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: tugs53 April 11, 2009, 13:02:46
Thanks Guys ;) ;)

Three more....for now...

Seaspan Commodore

Gulf Ivy

Glen Rover & oilbarge
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: willowgarth April 11, 2009, 15:27:50
Hi Mike,

Super paintings.
I envy your mastery of the weather, from flat calm to wet and wild no problem!

Fred
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: mike415 June 24, 2009, 06:00:32
hi im from the netherlands and this is 1 of my draws

greets
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: Footski June 24, 2009, 06:53:32
Hi Mike and welcome aboard......Do you have any more for us to see?
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: Todd June 24, 2009, 09:40:06
hi im from the netherlands and this is 1 of my draws

greets
Great....it reminds me of this pic of the quick way to clean the deck. :D  :D  :D

Jim
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: Todd June 24, 2009, 10:27:29
One of my modest attempts.

Jim
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: -Martin- June 24, 2009, 11:44:40
A drawing I did long ago, without and with computer color :)
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: sea.mariner June 24, 2009, 12:00:56
Martin, I have always wished I had taken up the art of painting/drawing, one of my neighbours is a professional artist and can produce a great quality oil or water colour from a photo in hours, your drawing is excellent  :) Well Done  :D

Regards, Dan.
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: willowgarth June 24, 2009, 12:16:32
Hi Martin,
Nice drawing, got any more like that?
Cheers Fred (Willowgarth).
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: -Martin- June 24, 2009, 12:24:21
Thank you very much Dan and Fred :)

Its not to late Dan :) I drew a lot when I was little, but it was mostly just side view drawings of... yes, you guessed it TUGS. I only took up perspektive drawing later on and I haven't done too much of it. I would also have loved to be able to do oil and watercolor paintings!

This one is the only other one I have  on my pc. Not the best scan.

Martin
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: willowgarth June 24, 2009, 13:24:29
Martin,
Have a go with the paints, you've done the hardest part getting the drawings right!
Fred
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: mike415 June 26, 2009, 15:16:36
Hi Jim

The THETIS is my favorite boat its the best boat evvvvaahh....

Greetz
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: Jack Holland July 15, 2009, 13:24:26
Both seen at Ecomare a seals recover center at the Isle Texel in the Netherlands.
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2752/dscf6127.jpg) (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/dscf6127.jpg/)
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/5017/dscf6128.jpg) (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/dscf6128.jpg/)

Jack Mulder
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: willowgarth July 15, 2009, 14:00:03
Excellent pics Jack, thanks for posting them.
Cheers Fred
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: Footski July 16, 2009, 01:45:27
Beautiful pictures...
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: tugs53 November 06, 2009, 09:27:54
Elbe
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6947/elbesc8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Jack Mulder

Can you re-post this pic please Jack?
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: tugs53 November 06, 2009, 09:32:12
Not sure if this has been posted before.....but found this one on the net a few weeks ago :)
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: Kieran H November 06, 2009, 09:54:09
nice  find mike. my favourite artist is micheal dean he makes amazing marine art.
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: willowgarth November 09, 2009, 16:27:34
Not sure if this has been posted before.....but found this one on the net a few weeks ago :)
Thought it was one of yours Mike, until I saw the towline! Nice painting though.
Cheers,   Fred
: Re: Tug Art Gallery WILLOWGARTH
: rea towing co November 10, 2009, 02:53:32
HERES ONE OF MINE PHOTO PUT TO CANVAS BUT SUCH A FANTASTIC SHOT
PETER
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: sea.mariner December 01, 2009, 09:38:42
Found this on the internet, a different kind of art but nice  :)

The info is on this link ;

http://www.nabiarts.com/07/Dreaming/dreaming.htm

Scroll down a bit and you will find it  :)

Regards, Dan.
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: Model Tug Man February 26, 2010, 09:33:40
Here is another one from Marek Sarba.
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: meechingman August 24, 2010, 11:10:32
I can't see that I've posted these her before now, so here are a couple of line drawings. Meeching (naturally!) and her very illustrious predecessor and veteran of Dunkirk, Foremost 22.
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: tugs53 August 25, 2010, 17:53:44
Nice work!!


Well Done!!
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: Model Tug Man August 26, 2010, 03:34:18
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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: Brian December 23, 2010, 13:59:03
Nice drawings.
In my quest for cheap picture frames at our local Hospital thrift store, I came across this old print...
It is titled "Liverpool Waterfront from Seacombe by Frank Green"
Familiar to anyone (especially the tug with the R on funnel)?
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: tugs53 January 04, 2012, 19:37:04
A painting by my facebook buddy Rob Andrew.
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: Footski January 05, 2012, 00:51:29
Oh boy that guy can paint....Superb.
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: Todd January 05, 2012, 04:56:51
Nice drawings.
In my quest for cheap picture frames at our local Hospital thrift store, I came across this old print...
It is titled "Liverpool Waterfront from Seacombe by Frank Green"
Familiar to anyone (especially the tug with the R on funnel)?

Re: the Rea Tug.
Judging by the steep upsweep of the foredeck she could be the Hazelgarth or the Willowgarth'
The newer similar boats had a less accentuated upsweep and a slightly longer foredeck.

Jim
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: Model Tug Man January 05, 2012, 05:28:44
Kudos to Rob. Nice work.
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: tugs53 January 05, 2012, 09:48:19
Good find there Brian.
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: donald.waller1 April 11, 2012, 05:17:34
Your painting's are beautiful and you are very skilled, but I do have my favourite it is the Meeching Tug painting as I was a deck hand on the Meeching with Meechingman's Father, a great skipper and a very good friend.
It's great to see a beautiful painting of her in full flight.
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: bourricot May 07, 2012, 06:45:17
Hello

A nice tug painting of a french navy tug 

(http://nsa22.casimages.com/img/2012/05/07/12050704570323996.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=12050704570323996.jpg)

http://studiofischer.canalblog.com/archives/6_remorqueur_acharne/index.html

Bourricot
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: tugs53 May 07, 2012, 08:45:58
Wow...that is a nice one.
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: sammy July 13, 2012, 00:42:01
here is a sketch of the Smit Saba I did today
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: sammy July 13, 2012, 01:54:21
and this is my digital drawing of an old harbour tug using windows 7 paint
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: Sudbury II July 13, 2012, 14:44:30
Nice ones cool
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: donald.waller1 December 18, 2012, 07:03:18
 :) :) :) Wish I had a talent to paint picture's like these. There GREAT.
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: Gabi September 17, 2016, 08:54:46
Hello

nice pictures of a rotortug:
http://www.pielillustrationen.de/marine/index.html

: "Selena 2" Jos.Crosthwaite Tugs, North Shields
: fullahead October 10, 2016, 07:23:36
"Selena 2" was built for Jos. Crosthwaite Tugs, North Shields in 1877 and sold on to new owners in 1911.

This is a watercolour I painted using a grainy old black and white photo for reference.

She is apparently at her home  berth on the Tyne at North Shields Buoys.

The tug behind her and sharing the mooring is believed to be "Corsair" which was owned by the Coulson Co.

Pete (fullahead)