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Bark Vernon on Lynn Beach. Morning, Feby. 3rd. 1859. Life boat going to rescue the crew.

by John Henry Bufford; Clement Drew

  Image : Graphic : Original artwork

AMazing print   (2013-07-08)

Excellent

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by lnlemonlime@yahoo.com

I came across a copy of a print of the " Bark Vernon on Lynn Beach, Massachusetts 02/03/1859", by pure accident. I had never heard of this ship wreck and I was interested to find out more. I am curious to determine if this is an imaginary shipwreck or a real one?I came to this website, for more information and still do not have it, however, I was happy to see that I can research further and determine the history of this tragedy.The print, was beautiful, although very tragic. The Massachusetts coastline is extremely treacherous with its sandbars, fierce winter storms, strong currents and rip tides  and deeply cold ocean. Any mariner unfortunate enough to be cast into a wild New England ocean storm, had very little chance of survival. This ship wreck, details all of the fierceness of the ocean and of the tragedy, that has befallen many a sailor off the coast of New England.I know that there are worse places to be shipwrecked, (think.... Shackleton)..but here in New England, it's no picnic, either. The print, I saw was haunting and memorable. Just a beautiful scene in all of nature's savagery.


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