Thomas Buttersworth Sr., signed, c.1815. The British prided themselves in winning single ship fights against the French.
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Thomas Buttersworth, Jr., attributed, c. 1820. It’s blowing hard enough for the little lug-rigged boat on the right to be deeply reefed with her mizzen furled.
Thomas Buttersworth, Jr., signed, c.1820. Buttersworth instantly places these three Royal Navy vessels in the Mediterranean by painting a Mediterranean xebec under the bowsprit
Thomas Buttersworth, Sr., signed, c.1820. Here, Buttersworth portrays the mix of shipping traffic along the English Channel near the coast in a scene evocative of earlier Dutch paintings.
Thomas Buttersworth Jr. c.1813. Stephen Decatur was in command of the 44 gun frigate UNITED STATES when he took the 38 gun MACEDONIAN near the Canary Islands.
James E. Buttersworth, signed, c.1850. The NEBRASKA was one of hundreds of packets (ships operating on schedule) sailing the Atlantic before the Civil War.
Thomas Buttersworth Jr., attributed, c.1815. During the War of 1812, Captain David Porter took his 32-gun frigate ESSEX into the Pacific in March of 1813.
Thomas Buttersworth Sr. c. 1815. Captain Philip Broke drilled and trained the crew of the SHANNON for seven years.
Thomas Buttersworth Sr. c.1815. The War of 1812 was over when the British captured the frigate USS PRESIDENT. But no one knew a peace treaty had been signed.
This study of the bow of the Charles H. Klinck shows the old and the new. Name and paint are worn, and drooping anchors look tired.
Simple and graceful, a dory enhances any scene. Catalog Number LB2008.15.732
This is Elmer Montgomery’s post-war shot of the Bray family and their neighbor Gil Merriam running across Rockland Harbor
From Camden, on June 25, 1938, Donald MacMillan’s schooner Bowdoin headed to the arctic where she’d been voyaging annually since she was launched in 1921.
It’s end of the day at Rockland and the end of the life for the schooner Jennie A. Cheney, built in Thomaston in 1870.
With masts spaced widely apart and shipping a steam driven loading boom, the schooner Annie & Reuben stood out from the other coasters.
Bottom dwelling fish like cod and haddock used to be within the range of small powerboats rigged with baited line trawls.