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

Paddle steamers had a troubled beginning due to the lack of reliability of the steam engine.

This was a serious problem, especially on an ocean voyage.

My painting shows John Steven’s Phoenix arriving in Philadelphia to a rapturous welcome after an epic voyage from New York via the stormy New Jersey coast in 1809.

Passenger Vessels