Monday, April 29, 2013

schooner

H.M. Schooner Onondaga
on the side of a drugstore 
(it is a shame they put that notice on the mural instead of in the window)
the plaque reads
H.M. Schooner Onondaga
by Jeff Jackson, 1992
This artist's impression of a 1790s schooner honours the many sailing ships which sailed past the Scarborough Bluffs bringing settlers and supplies to Upper Canada.
Onondaga was built near Kingston in 1790 and served as flagship of the provincial marine unit until her retirement in 1797.
Funded by the Cliffside Community Improvement Plan

7 comments:

Andy said...

One of my favourites along the Kingston Rd. mural route.

s.c said...

Beautiful mural. The artist must have learned a lot of japanese wood prints looking at the color and the style of drawing. Thanks of showing.

Chrissy Brand said...

A great tale of a sail and delicately done in subtle colours.

RedPat said...

Nice one - I guess they have to advertise to compete with the big guys.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This one reminds me of children's fairytale illustration. Has the look of both cheer and innocence. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful old ship! Lovely mural..clunky that they put the notice there.

2totrvlviewfinder said...

I just don't get why people don't stop to think of what putting up signs on a mural does to a piece of art. Beautiful mural.

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