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James A Hannah Great Lakes Tugboat | Photo Art Print

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Echoes of the Past: James A. Hannah - A Great Lakes Tugboat's Tale

Anchored amidst the somber grey, the photograph embodies the tale of the Great Lakes Tugboat - James A. Hannah. As I roamed the harbors of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on a dreary weekend, my lens was drawn to a collection of workboats, docked securely along the shores of Lake Ontario. Through the droplets of rain and the reflecting waters, I captured an image that breathed life into the melancholy mood that often accompanies the Great Lakes.

The vessel you see before you is James A. Hannah, a grand 149-foot tugboat, born from the hands of Marietta Manufacturing of Point Pleasant, WV, back in 1945. This hardworking ship served the U.S. Army from 1945 until 1964, before being sold to the Gartland Steamship Company. That's when she found her way to the Great Lakes and continues to leave her mark even today.

She was born as a steamship but embraced the power of diesel in 1967. In 1976, Hannah Marine Corp purchased the tugboat and renamed her James. A. Hannah. The story took a twist in 2009 when Hannah Marine Corp filed for bankruptcy, and the vessel was put up for sale. Today, she resides in Hamilton, in the hands of McKeil Marine, who uses her for parts. The once vibrant vessel is now part of a group of vessels, entering the solemn phase of being scrapped.

Hamilton, the city where the photograph was captured, is a place of rich history. The town was conceived by George Hamilton after the War of 1812. The grid-patterned streets and the Indian trails, which are the veins of the city, were preserved by this visionary settler. Hamilton bloomed into an industrial powerhouse during the 19th century, earning nicknames such as the 'Ambitious City' and 'Steel City. However, with time, it evolved into a post-industrial economy, transforming its identity yet retaining its grit.

As an artist, I offer you this visual narrative in the form of a museum-grade print. Each print, an embodiment of my passion for photography, is hand-signed by me on the reverse. This artifact of time is printed on acid-free, 100% archival photo paper using archival inks. This combination ensures a photograph that captures intricate details, smooth transitions, deep blacks, and vibrant hues with sharp precision.

Please remember, we only provide the image; the frame is not included. We provide free global delivery, and every print is backed by a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, you are assured of a full reimbursement within 14 days. Furthermore, each print comes with a lifetime warranty against fading and a certificate of authenticity, testifying to its quality and my commitment to the art.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2019

Museum Quality Fine Art Prints

Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

Free Worldwide Delivery

As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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