Size: 20” x 30,
This work depicts an episode in the 3 summers that Captain Vancouver charted the Washington, British Columbia and Alaska coasts, during 1792, 1793 and 1794, and is one of over 50 that John has painted.The charts he created were so accurate that they compare well with today’s charts, even more outstanding when you remember that most of the work was done from the small ship’s boats. Danger lay everywhere and both Discovery and Chatham grounded on rocks within 24 hours of each other. Discovery, in fact, was nearly lost. The voyage, however, continued and the ships found sanctuary in which to affect repairs. Captain Vancouver named that place Restoration Cove, still known by that name today.
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