"Boothbay Harbor" by Paul McGehee
Image Size: 9" x 7 1/2" ; Edition: 500 S/N
Signed and Numbered: $ 50.00
Is the original still available?

"Boothbay Harbor" by Paul McGehee is a 1930 view of the famous harbor on the coast of Maine, in the twilight days of commercial sailing ships. Coastal schooners, the workhorses of the American maritime trade, were becoming fewer and fewer in number each year during the 1930's. The large, wooden-hulled schooners had sailed the waters of coastal Maine for more than a century as vessels of commerce, many of them involved in the lumber trade. With the advent of steam-powered craft, however, these elegant three-, four-, five- or six-masted wooden ships became obsolete and vanished from the harbors and horizons. It was truly the end of an era. "Boothbay Harbor" is faithfully reproduced as an archival-quality print from McGehee's original oil painting, each hand-signed by the artist.