Oriental was a steam/sailing vessel built in Oriental, North Carolina. Ironically, she spent most of her life as a merchant vessel making regular voyages from New England to the Far East. The Oriental carried lumber from Maine, coffee and rum from Cuba, and transported missionaries. Her captain grew wealthy bringing back fine Japanese porcelain, rugs and wallpaper made from rice paper that was all the rage for Boston aristocrats who furnished their elegant Beacon Hill and Back Bay mansion with treasures from the Far East. The American flag displayed on the stern of the boat is called an ensign. The steam driven boat with a large array of sails was very fast. It burned coal in its steam engine.
Before the telegraph, the telephone…and texting, communication from ship to ship and ship to shore depended on colorful signal flags, homeport flags and national flags. Maritime signal flags consisted of twenty-six flags (the alphabet), plus single flags that were individual, unique messages. Lovers of ships and the sea will be interested in this Giclee print collection being offered for the first time. Historic Ships, Whaling, Nantucket, Cape Cod, Seas of the World, The Great Age of Sail, and Maritime Signal Flags.
Giclée Print on Archival Stretched Canvas 11” x 14”
Please allow 12-15 days for delivery.
Made to order.
Finished black edges, hang unframed or framed.
Made in Maine by Cynthia Gallant - Simpson.
This stunning collage was created using antique and reused fabric, quilting and original sewing design by the artist. Original design created by artist Audrey Nichols. Original design created by Audrey Nichols. Photography by Williams Thuss, offset lithographic print by Letter Systems. 16"X 16" Comes encased in protective clear plastic...
Memories of Bass Harbor Light with the spray crashing on the rocks below will be brought back you to when you see this sweet lighthouse print on your wall. Handpainted and printed on professional quality archived paper, from the living room to the kitchen, this lighthouse painting will brighten your...
Belle began as a New Beford, Massachusetts whaling ship. She was captured by privateers during the War of 1812 and taken to Cuba where she was held hostage. Eventually released, her greatly reduced crew sailed her north. Some of the men decided to stay in Cuba, and some of them...