Returning the Pilot, 1900

Limited Edition Print by Don Demers

Returning the Pilot, 1900

Don Demers
Limited Edition Print
Giclée Canvas
32 × 24 in
Handsigned by the Artist


Artwork Description

The year is 1900. The steamship Virginian sets sail from Boston Harbor for Liverpool. On board for the departure is a pilot, familiar with local waters, who will aid the steamship captain in navigating through the waters around Massachusetts. Once the ship has left the coastline, the pilot returns to shore via a small boat, in this case, the pilot’s schooner Varuna.

Rowing across the ocean “was an everyday job for these guys. Something like this could happen to someone like us once and we’d talk about it for the rest of our lives. These guys did this every week.”

-Don Demers