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BEECHMORE

Furness' BEECHMORE arriving Sr John's Newfoundland off Fort Amherst c, 1958
Oil on panel, 12 x 16
Signed & dated 2018

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Hi, Stephen,
What a brilliant painting and a surprise as I was 'Chippy' on her between the 26/06/62 and 08/10/62 we were on the Great Lakes runs but the first crossing of the 'pond' was one hell of a crossing for bad weather for a small 3,500 tonner.
 

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Ah! Do you know Allan Davidson? I thin he was 3rd Mate in BEECHMORE, not sure what year. Probably not with you because I have seen some of his photos of the ship in freezing weather and your dates for 1962 and were not winter months.

Glad you like the painting. Good subject matter!

Stephen
 

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Sorry Stephen I do not recall the name of the 3rd, and yes I think she 'wintered' in the Med / Black Sea area's.
One thing I remember was she was a motor ship but all steam on deck winches and windlass and if the crew were topping derricks as I manned the windlass I didn't get much steam to operate it, only very slow. But good memories of her and the Great Lakes.
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Robin.
 

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