This print is taken from my original oil painting of my grandfather's clipper ship, "Western Shore", it became famous for setting a speed record from Portland, Oregon to Liverpool, England in 1876. The prints are a limited edition of 50, they are signed and titled by me, Dorothy Irvin. This is #8.
This is a high quality laser print on 28 lb. archival quality paper. The print measures 6 1/2" x 8" and it comes on an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of paper so can be either matted or readily framed. It will be shipped in a protective non-glare sleeve and reinforced with cardboard to prevent damage during shipping. The ghosted watermark does not appear on the actual print.
The print comes with a postcard which tells the story of "Western Shore" with the following text: The Western Shore was built by my grandfather, John Kruse, in North Bend, Oregon for Asa and Robert Simpson who designed her. She was launched on October 10, 1874. She was the only Clipper ship built on the West Coast of the United States. She was 186 feet long and weighed 1,188 tons. She was most famously noted for setting a speed record of 101 days from Portland, Oregon to Liverpool, England in 1876 and in 1877 making the same trip from San Francisco in 110 days. She wrecked on Duxbury Reef entering San Francisco Bay in 1878 and sunk within 3 hours of hitting the reef.
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