Vintage Salvaged Life Ring
Draketrail Workboat Drawing by Russ Orme, click on the photo to see additional views.
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This Draketrail workboat drawing by Russ Ormeis a great example of American-made artwork. We have found Russ Orme doing one of a kind “Pen And Ink On Oak” drawings in the Eastern Shores of Maryland. This Draketrail Workboat Drawing by Russ Orme measures 11 1/4 X 24 inches. The camera will never pick up the true detail of these very interesting pieces. Be sure to click on the photo to see some additional close up images. This piece is artist signed by Russ Orme.
The “Hooper’s Island Draketail” was named after the small island located in the lower half of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland’s Eastern shore. In the early 1900’s, when the internal combustion engine first appeared, watermen were trading the sailing rigs for the engines and the local boat builders were looking for new ways to build better and more efficient workboats. One such builder noticed the torpedo boat destroyers pass by his home, and he thought that the hull design would be good for a workboat. He copied the hull design and built a boat with a V-bottom. The boat was fast, good looking and because of the narrow beam and sleek lines, it was relatively inexpensive to build.
The design caught on and the boats sprang up everywhere. The boat acquired the name “draketail” because the stern resembled the back of a duck’s tail. A few years later, a new box stern type became popular, and the draketail became old fashioned. Eventually, the full name was shortened and now most people only know them by the name “ducktail”. Today, not many of these beautiful boats exist. But through the passage of time, the boat has become a classic.
Click on the photo to see additional views of this framed Dolphin artwork.
This is a framed Dolphin artwork piece framed in reclaimed barn wood. It is a giclee print on canvas from an original oil painting. The piece measures 21 1/4 inches x 11 3/8 inches. The back is covered with black kraft paper and has a saw tooth hanger.
Otherwise known as Mahi-mahi, the original name causes many to mistake them for the porpoise or dolphin – think “Flipper”. This is not so as Mahi-mahi is a fish, not a mammal as is the porpoise. Mexican and Latin American dolphin are called “Dorado”. Mahi-mahi often gather in large schools attracted to floating objects such as logs and buoys where they find smaller fish to feed on. They are surface feeders and are found throughout the Pacific and tropical waters world wide. Hawaiian Mahi-mahi is regarded as some of the highest quality in the world with fish over 15 pounds in size being preferred. Their flesh is white, firm, sweeter than Ono, and delicious when sautéed, baked, broiled, or fried.
We have several other examples of beautiful fish art here in this category. Just scroll up or down to view the photos and descriptions. When you’re ready to place an order, you can call us at 574-870-1571 or send us an email through the “Contact Us” button and we can call you back.
You will be shipped the framed Dolphin artwork shown in the photos.
Click on the photo to see additional views of this vintage ship’s life ring – Ribbon Napoli.
This vintage ship’s life ring measures about 30 inches wide by about 3 1/4 inches thick and weighs 4 1/2 pounds.
This life ring is being sold in as-found condition. It will have loose or missing paint. It has not been cleaned. The original rope is attached to the ring. This life ring was removed from a working vessel being cut up for scrap, so it has seen many years at sea.
You will be shipped the vintage ship’s life ring – Ribbon Napoli shown in the photos.
Click on the photo to see additional views of this barn wood framed Brown Trout artwork.
This barn wood framed Brown Trout artwork would make a fine gift. This brown trout is created with oil paint on on canvas. This framed brown trout measures 21 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches. The back is covered with black kraft paper and has a saw tooth hanger.
The brown trout is a European species of salmonid fish that has been widely introduced into suitable environments globally. It includes both purely freshwater populations and some saltwater forms known as the sea trout.
The fish is not considered to be endangered, although, in some cases, individual stocks are under various degrees of stress mainly through habitat degradation, overfishing, and artificial propagation leading to introgression. Increased frequency of excessively warm water temperatures in high summer causes a reduction in dissolved oxygen levels which can cause “summer kills” of local populations if temperatures remain high for sufficient duration and deeper/cooler or fast, turbulent more oxygenated water is not accessible to the fish. This phenomenon can be further exacerbated by eutrophication of rivers due to pollution—often from the use of agricultural fertilizers within the drainage basin.
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