Eagle Gets Her Wings


American Eagle is the schooner on which I teach twice a year. She’s an auxiliary schooner, launched in Gloucester in 1930, and the oldest surviving schooner of this type. She was purchased in 1984 by Captain John Foss and lovingly restored at the North End Shipyard at Rockland. This year, she is under the new captaincy of Tyler King, a smart young whippersnapper also out of Gloucester.

The sails, of course, come off in winter, and that means they go back on again in the spring. That’s always a happy day, because it means sailing season is just around the corner.

As befits a traditional plein air painting, this is in a heavy gilded plein air frame that sets off its cool blues and greys. It would look stunning in a room with warm, classic finishes, or any room in cool neutrals.


12X16, oil on archival canvasboard, in traditional gold plein air frame.

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