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The Peking

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This is a drawing of the Peking, a four masted barque built in 1911 in Hamburg, Germany by Blohm & Voss Shipyard.

This steel-hulled old girl carried mainly nitrate and wheat. With her ports of call at opposite sides of Cape Horn, her crew of 35 to 40 worked 4 hrs on, 4 hrs off, through huge storms, dead doldrums, moving 5,300 tons of cargo, on 8,000 ton of ship across 11,000 miles. They would arrive at ports, sometimes with no tug nor tow in sight, left to themselves to dock the great ship under the powers of wind, currents, and muscle.

Hundreds have crewed on her. Today, she lies on the East River in NYC. Is there a chance for young sailors to learn the ropes once again aboard her in the future?

Lovely little wooden gold frame measures 6.378" x 6.378" with an easel or wire loop for hanging. The opening measure 4.5" x 4.5".


You can find this piece at the Portside Pop Up Museum Gallery and Shop at 145 Columbia Street, Brooklyn NY.
$10 of the sale of this piece goes to Portside (http://portsidenewyork.org/) for funding of educational and cultural events, and for the running of this historic tanker!

(If you pick up from the store, the shipping charges will be refunded to you.)

Save the MARY WHALEN: the world's only oil tanker cultural center!
Thank you!

The Peking


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pen and ink drawing, watercolor, print, wooden frame
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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