Last Departure

16x24 inches, oil on canvas

Iwo Jima class Amphibious Assault Vessel New Orleans (LPH-11) being towed out of San Francisco Bay on her way to be sunk off the Texas Gulf Coast. Disposal of ships of the Mothball Fleet has been the subject of a continuing controversy in the Bay Area due to environmental issues connected with lead in the peeling paint. Based on photographs taken by the artist during a sail in October 2006. Selected for the Foss Maritime Company's 2009 calendar.


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