Ship MARY E. RIGGS Entering Liverpool

McFarlane, Duncan1865

Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum

Duncan McFarlane, artist. painting of the ship MARY E. RIGGS under sail entering Liverpool Bay; port view; Fort Perch Rock visible off bow; fair sky; wood and gesso frame; 33 1/4 x 45 12"Ship Mary E. Riggs entering Liverpool D[uncan] McFarlane (ca. 1818-1865), Liverpool Oil on canvas, 1865 Vessel's gross tonnage 1,124; register length 185' The Riggs was built at Phippsburg in 1864 by Chas. V. Minott for his own fleet. She is shown here passing up the Mersey River to Liverpool. Under her jibboom you can see Liverpool landmarks Perch Rock Lighthouse and Perch Rock Fort. Liverpool was a common destination for cotton cargoes, and point of origin for immigrant voyages. This painting is from the family of her commander in 1865, Captain John S. Lowell. 98.86.2, Gift of Edwin H. P. Lowell


  • Title: Ship MARY E. RIGGS Entering Liverpool
  • Creator: McFarlane, Duncan
  • Date Created: 1865
  • Physical Dimensions: 40" x 28.5"
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas/wood/gesso/

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