The painting depicts the restored 1874 three masted barque James Craig running with a fresh breeze.
The ship was originally named the Clan Macleod and did 23 rounding of Cape Horn during her early trading years. Further information on the history of this ship can be found at the James Craig website.
Specifications and details of the James Craig
Designed by Bertram Haswell & Co., Sunderland, England
Type: Three Masted steel hulled Barque
Length overall: 70 metres
Beam: 9.5 metres
Draft: 3.7 metres
Engines: Restored vessel – 2 x 400 hp MTU diesels
Sails: 1100 sq m sail area when fully rigged