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HITCHING A RIDE 18" x 36"
A 1920's Ford Model T Snow Flyer is about to overtake it's predecessor in northern Quebec.
ALBERNI'S OERLIKONS 18" x 36"
On night of July 26th 1944 while protecting the Sword Beach anchorage HMCS Alberni was attacked by a Junkers 88 torpedo bomber. The aircraft was immediately engaged by Alberni's starboard oerlikons and pompom. As the Junkers passed over the ship's forecastle the port oerlikons opened fire and scored direct hits. The aircraft crashed off the port bow and is reportedly the only enemy aircraft shot down by a Canadian Corvette during WW2. One month later Alberni was torpedoed by U-480 with the loss of 59 sailors. Donated to The Alberni Project located in Comox.
RETURN TO SEA 18" x 36"
HMCS Port Hope, a Bangor Class Minesweeper, and HMCS Fennel, a Flower Class Corvette, hastily sail past Georges Island Lighthouse in Halifax Harbour and head towards the submarine nets at McNabs Island. Don Rumgay collection.
CLAUDE'S RUSSEL AT LA TUQUE 18" x 36"
Claude and his deck hand observe a moose from a distance at La Tuque while securing log booms on the Saint Maurice River in the late fifties. La Croche was built in 1940 at Owen Sound by Russel Brothers Limited. Claude Hebert collection.
JANUARY PAUSE 24" x 36"
Canadian National Mikado number 3275 is stopped by a red blocking signal on the Kingston Subdivision near Trenton Ontario. The engineer takes the opportunity to oil his steam locomotive while the fireman watches for the green signal. Steam operations in Canada ended in the late 1950's as railroads switched to diesel power.
SS STONEY LAKE 18" x 36"
SS Stoney Lake, the flagship of the Stoney Lake Navigation Company, enters Cameron Lake after
leaving the locks at Fenelon Falls. The time is in the 1930's. The wooden channel marker has long been removed but the railroad swing bridge still remains. Don Rumgay collection.
RMS SEGWUN 18" x 36"
Painted to complement SS Nipissing II below, RMS Segwun sails past what is today called Lighthouse Island on the return trip to Gravenhurst. RMS Segwun was originally called SS Nipissing II and is the oldest steamship operating in North America as well as the oldest coal burning vessel still operating in the world. RMS Segwun was built in 1887.
SS NIPISSING II 18" x 36"
SS Nipissing II sails past Dennison Island in the 1890's which is today called Lighthouse Island on Lake Muskoka. Seen in the background is the precursor to a lighthouse that was built in 1905 which can be seen today at this location. SS Nipissing II is now called RMS Segwun and continues to sail today carrying thousands of passengers each summer.
SS KEEWATIN 24" x 48"
SS Keewatin departs Port McNicoll in the late afternoon in the 1950's. The grain elevators and Canadian Pacific station are now gone to make way for a new development. SS Keewatin has recently been brought back to Port McNicoll and now serves as a museum ship.
SS TADOUSSAC 24" x 48"
Canada Steamship Lines SS Tadoussac is sailing out of Eternity Bay enroute from Bagotville to Montreal June 1958. Our Lady of the Saguenay, a thirty-five foot statue of Mary, can faintly be seen in the distance on Cap Trinity. Le Manoir Richelieu collection.
HMCS RAINBOW 24" x 48"
HMCS Rainbow surfaces off the coast of British Columbia after taking part in Anti-Submarine Warfare exercises in the early 70's along with HMCS Terra Nova. Rainbow served with distinction from 1968 to 1974 in numerous exercises and missions.
HMCS GATINEAU 24" x 48"
HMCS Gatineau, a Canadian cold war destroyer, fires an ASROC (Anti-submarine rocket) at Nanoose Range in the early 1980's. HMCS Gatineau, a Restigouche Class Destroyer, was know for it's beautiful lines. This class was active in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1958 to 1997. Richard Gimblett collection.
HMCS TRENTONIAN 24" x 48"
HMCS Trentonian sails past the Lightship Juno as it escorts derelict ships which will be sunk and used as a breakwater during D-Day. This painting will be donated to the Trenton Public Library upon the release of Roger Litwiller's book about the Trentonian in April 2014.
HMCS OAKVILLE 24" x 48"
After a successfully ramming by Oakville a boarding party of two Canadians attempt to capture the sinking U-94 on the 28 August 1942. Hal Lawrence, one of the two had the unfortunate luck of loosing his shorts while boarding the subs heaving deck making the capture of most of the Germans even more remarkable.
HMCS NAPANEE 24" x 48"
While escorting convoy ON154, HMCS Napanee is seen sailing by SS Empire Wagtail after she was torpedoed by U-260 with the loss of all hands on the 28 December 1942. Napanee later shared credit for the sinking
HMCS BELLEVILLE 24" x 48"
With radar and ASDIC (SONAR) inoperable HMCS Belleville's crew make extraordinary efforts to locate German U-boats. Here Belleville lays down a pattern of depth charges on a possible submarine sighting.
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN 24" x 48"
Charlottetown leaves Rimouski along with HMCS Clayoquot bound for Gaspe. On 11 Sept 1942 Charlottetown was torpedoed and sunk by U-517 at Cap-Chat. One of the survivors was a dog named Screech and can be seen here under the bridge on an earlier patrol. Donated to the Naval Marine Archives Picton.
BLUENOSE II 24" x 36"
Bluenose II has left it's home port of Lunenburg Nova Scotia and sails by the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse on it's way to the Great Lakes to join other Tall Ships. Laurie Howe collection.
RCAF GRUMMAN ALBATROSS 20" x 30"
An HU-16B Grumman Albatross from CFB Comox brings supplies to a remote northern British Columbia location. Ten of these aircraft served in the RCAF throughout Canada from 1961 to 1971 performing a variety of roles including Search and Rescue.
TRENTON MARINE HANGAR 20" x 30"
Fairchild 71 has recently been pulled out of the Bay of Quinte and is being tended to by the ground crew while a Vickers Vancouver also gets attention. The scene is takes place at the RCAF Trenton Marine Hangar near Baker's Island in the late 30's.
NORTH BAY PAR 18" x 24"
A C-130 Hercules is on a Precision Approach at North Bay Ontario in the 1980's. North Bay had two of these Quad Radars, named Quad because it had four functions including the Precision Approach Mode which is depicted in this painting. This type of approach was used to guide aircraft to the runway in bad weather.
VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA 12" x 24"
The Seaview from the famous 1960's Sci-fi TV show "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".
LOST IN SPACE 12" x 24"
The Jupiter 2 from the famous 1960's Sci-fi TV show called "Lost in Space".
LAND OF THE GIANTS 12" x 24"
The Spindrift from the famous 1960's Sci-fi TV show called "Land of the Giants".
BUCYRUS ERIE 22B Cable Hoe 22" x 28"
This is the way they looked liked before hydraulics came along. There are still some special events which feature these old machines. Visit the Historical Construction Equipment Association USA and HCEA Canada for further information on this equipment.