"Schooners at Stonington" by Paul McGehee
Image Size: 10 1/4" x 17" ; Edition: 500 S/N
Signed and Numbered: $ 150.00
Is the original still available?

"Schooners at Stonington" by Paul McGehee depicts the waterfront of the famous Maine town on Deer Isle as it appeared around the turn of the century. Tiny lobster boats could often be seen alongside large "coastal schooners" which would be loading granite and stone from nearby quarries for transport to America's developing cities. In those early years, shipping cut granite by water was the most cost-effective way to get the durable, strong stone to the customers down the East Coast. Building contractors, constructing everything from tall office buildings and bridges to streets and sidewalks, relied upon these regular shipments coming in under sail from up the coast. The skyscrapers which would soon define the skyline of New York City were constructed of granite culled from the quarries of New England. Stone from quarries such as the one at Stonington, Maine combined with steel from mills in Pennsylvania and the midwest were what made possible the towering structures of America's modern metropolises. "Schooners at Stonington" is faithfully reproduced as an archival quality print from McGehee's original color pencil drawing, and is issued in a limited edition of only 500 pieces each hand-signed by the artist.