Jane Banks, a poem and the Tavistock Inn, Dartmoor.

The marine painting of “Jane Banks entering Bermuda” (see page http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/jane_banks_entering.html) has inspired a painting poem!   Poem__Memories_forever.JPG

I am delighted and honoured to find my painting has inspired a poem now an addition to the beautiful music of Bob Brennan.

The request for a marine print of “Jane Banks”  also brought about a rare chance to meet a descendant of one of the captains of “Jane Banks“.

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What have Jane Banks and Rajula in common?

Jane Banks was the final running mate of Waterwitch.

With a bit of luck I’ll have a command to publish “Jane Banks entering Bermuda” and another Rajula will “surface”.

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The story behind "Rhoda Mary" and "Katie Cluett" A Dispute Settled

"Rhoda Mary" and "Katie Clewett" Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett2 schooners, Cornish built by the Ferris / Trebilcock families, they were soon famous schooners.

The tale gets better;

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useful facts + excellent stories about H.M. Schooner "Pickle", carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar

H.M. Schooner "Pickle", carrying the news of the Battle of Trafalgar

“I have Urgent Dispatches”

A brief History of H M Schooner Pickle (Dec 1800 to 27 July 1808) – a ‘clever, fast schooner, coppered’. 

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