A Portfolio of the Artist Leonard J Pearce


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The Artist


America’s Cup Races    Animals & Nature    Clippers & Packet Ships    Naval & Exploration    Passenger Vessels    People & Places    Sculpture

Pilot Boats & Tugs    Ports & Harbors    Schooner Yachts Racing    Schooner Yacht Portraits    Small Craft    Whalers & Fishing Boats    Yachts


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‘Nantuckett’                                                                                                                                    (click on the image to return to the previous page)

Nantucket is an Indian word meaning far away land. In this case one of a small group of islands off the coast of Massachusetts.

In the past, Nantucket was an important whaling port but was handicapped by a developing sand bank that eventually made it impossible to dock. The last Whaler left seeking whale in 1869.

Since then it has become a popular summer resort serviced over the years by many sidewheelers.

She had a veritable lifeline to the Islands on the Woodshole, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket rim.

My painting is of one of these, with Nantucket harbor in the background.


Passenger Vessels