“Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett”

A Dispute Settled

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Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett” were famous schooners.

“A dispute settled” was commissioned by Mr G. Trebilcock, a descendant of the winner.

It was said “Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett“, built by the Ferris family, were the fastest and most elegant of the 4,000 ‘ish working schooners sailing from British ports between the 1870′s and 1930′s.

The tale gets better;

Not only were “Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett” crack ships, both Cornish built in the rival ports of Falmouth and Fowey, they were built by different members of the same Cornish family!

Built and maintained to an equivalent standard to superyachts, “Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett” were considered the “Cutty Sark” and “Thermopylae” of the coast trade, crack ships.

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This painting is a glimpse of the only day the pair raced and proudly records “Rhoda Mary‘s” victory for posterity.


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Further Reading: Useful facts + excellent stories about "Rhoda Mary" and "Katie Cluett".


By Gordon Frickers 762 x 1202mm (30″ x 48″), Oils, Original Sold to a descendant of the families (Published as a greetings card by Gordon Fraser gallery)


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