"Ships in Tow 1860's"
painting represents my impression of a re-creation of a long past
Pacific Northwest Port.
The time was sepia tones and horse drawn carriages, where values and honor were never questioned. A man's firm handshake was his bond. Your name was honor back then, so you made sure everything you did was your best.
The waterfront scene of the harbor activity shows two ships, bark rigged in the foreground and a four masted Barkentine directly behind, being towed out to sea where fresh winds will fill their sails, allowing the voyage to begin.
The vessels in view include two steam iron hull passenger and cargo tied to the wharf. The profile of the three masted bark is moored to a buoy awaiting dock space.
The tugboat and various ships shown are historically accurate for this time period.