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American artist George M. Hathaway (1852-1903) painted the bark "Alice," a private vessel mastered by Captain William G. Kair (1850-1934). The three masted ship flies three flags at top, from left to right, with a "W," "Alice," and an American flag. Capt. Kair sailed the vessel from 1886 to 1894. It was part of a large fleet owned by apt. Jacob S. Winslow of Portland.
Capt. Kair, a Danish immigrant, lived with his family in Portland when not at sea. He named one of his daughter's Alice after the beloved vessel. Kair commissioned Hathaway to paint the ship.
About This Item
- Title: Bark Alice, ca. 1890
- Creator: George M. Hathaway
- Creation Date: circa 1890
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Oil on canvas
- Local Code: 2018.202.001
- Object Type: Image
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