Friday, September 10, 2010

1920s fishing dory

This is an old east coast type dory, the kind New Englanders and Nova Scotians went to sea in. Amazingly, before there were engines in them, the fishermen rowed for miles to find a school of fish. This one has a 1920s engine which has to be started by spinning the flywheel - by hand. A daunting task in freezing weather. This is done with oils on canvas, 12x16.