The painting is illustrated in the 1986 edition of "Dictonary Of Sea Painters,
page 596, plate # 915.
Per David Thimgan in his hand:
"This vessel was built as ZEMINDER for T. & J. Brocklebark of Whitehaven, England by Harland and Wolff of Bedford, Ireland in 1885. She was a steel ship of 2353 tons. When the Brockebark brothers sold off their sailing ship fleet and went to sea, she was bought by German owners and re-named OHO GILDEMEISTER. She was dismasted in the Pacific in 1900 and had to be towed into San Francisco. In those days, laws enacted to promote American shipbuilding made it difficult for American owners to buy foriegn- built vessels, but such vessels could become American-owned if sufficient repairs to them were first made in America shipyards. This was the case with OHO GILDEMEISTER-ex-ZEMINDER, and she was bought by Hind Rolph & Co. and re-named HOMEWARD BOUND.
Much later, she was bought by the Alasken Packers Association and re-named STAR OF HOLLAND. Alasken Packers vessels were based at Oakland California and made annual voyages to the fishing grounds on Bristol Bay in Alaska. They would sail north with cannery workers, fishermen and tin plate. They anchored off canneries which were in place on the shoreline. The fishermen would catch Salmon, then it would be canned, and the ships would return to Oakland with holds filled with canned Salmon. This was one of the last trades in the world to use sailing vessels, the fleet making their annual voyages until the late 1920's"
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