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Barque "E.H. Duval" in a Storm

Fred Wettering1874/1874

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

The E.H. Duval was built in 1868 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, for William Rogers, a merchant from Yarmouth. Registered in Yarmouth, it was 149.4 feet in length and had a capacity of 661.96 tons. "At 8:30 a.m. a heavy sea broke over the ship … washing overboard eight men, five of which we managed to save but was not abel [sic] to save William Sumner Troop, Henry Lynch & Andrew Marello. We done all we could to save them but the sea was running so heavy … we could only save those that came in reach of lines hove to them." Master William H. Cook, logbook entry, 29 March 1870.

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  • Title: Barque "E.H. Duval" in a Storm
  • Date: 1874/1874
  • Physical Dimensions: w93.7 x h59.5 cm
  • Provenance: Purchased by the Royal Ontario Museum with the assistance of a grant approved by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, 1981
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Painter: Fred Wettering
  • Accession Number: 981.212.3

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