Sadly in 2013 a real gentleman, wonderful artist and true friend of the site, Anthony Blackman passed away. His contribution to the success of the Maritime Gallery has been immeasurable and I am proud to have had the pleasure of showcasing his works.
Over the last few years we have built up a good following of researchers and students of maritime history who have been keen to share some of their knowledge with us; this has made the site a pleasure to run.
Sadly though it is becoming more difficult each year to source early original maritime engravings, etchings and aquatints due to the number of modern copies around. However we pride ourselves on still finding unusual and rare images and at sensible prices; sensible prices which we pass on to our clients.
We are also asked on a regular basis by professional and good amateur marine artists if they could exhibit with us. If you feel the standard of your work is in line with that already featured with us we would be pleased to hear from you. There are no setting up or listing fees and all pictures remain with the artist at all times; interested then please contact us to receive our standard terms and conditions.
The Cornish Maritime Trust
At the Maritime Gallery we try to promote the preservation of our country’s maritime history by featuring a different trust on our home page each year. Last year it was the Medway Queen and the part she played in the Dunkirk Evacuation 75 years earlier. This year we are featuring the Cornish Maritime Trust.
Founded in 1994, the Trust has four historic working vessels, which have been restored to working condition. The Barnabas, a lug rigged mackerel driver based in Mousehole when not on ‘tour’, Soft Wing, a gaff rigged oyster dredger based in Falmouth, Ellen, a sprit rigged Gorran Haven crabber and Sea Urchin, a small replica of the Ellen also based in Mousehole.
Between them they demonstrate the most important rigs used in the 19th century Cornish fishing industry, each with specific advantages for the type of fishing it was designed for. The Trust’s members actively sail the boats as well as supporting the preservation of their maritime heritage through educational projects and social activities.
To donate to this worthwhile trust by bank transfer it is Barclays Bank PLC (Penzance Branch), account name 'The Cornish Maritime Trust', sort code 20-67-19, account number 73449238. By cheque; payable to The Cornish Maritime Trust and sent to, The Secretary, The Cornish Maritime Trust, Flagstaff Cottage, Lamorna, Penzance, Cornwall TR 19 6XQ.
If you would prefer to donate online please go to: cornishmaritimetrust.org/donations-sponsorship/4538082042 or just go to their website and follow the links.
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