“Queen Elizabeth Going Aboard the Golden Hind,” from a panel at Lloyd’s Register by Frank Brangwyn
Dean Cornwell, from Captain Blood Returns (1931) by Rafael Sabatini
Dean Cornwell, n.d. and publication unknown
Franklin Booth for “The Car That Went Abroad” by Albert B. Paine in Century magazine, 1914
“Sailor Girl” by J.C. Leyendecker
N.C. Wyeth from Deep Water Days (1929)
Erik the Red discovers America, 850 A.D., by N.C. Wyeth
“On the 12th of February our most valuable capture was made–perhaps the most valuable taken by a Confederate cruiser during the war. We sighted this vessel about eight in the evening, but not until ten o’clock did we get near enough to give her a shot from our bow pivot, and even this fell considerably short.
“She rounded to, however; and as she lay thus, with black hull, gilt streak, scraped and varnished masts, and snow-white sails, there was a general exclamation of admiration, coupled with regret that such a thing of beauty must be destroyed. She proved to be the clipper ship Jacob Bell, from Foochow, bound to New York with a cargo, mostly tea, valued at upward of a million dollars.”
– G. Terry Sinclair, Midshipman, C.S.N., in “Confederate Commerce-Destroyers: The Eventful Cruise of the ‘Florida’ ” in The Century Magazine, July 1898; image of the Jacob Bell in flames from Harper’s Weekly, March 21, 1863; the ship’s cargo was actually tea and silk, and worth approximately $1.5 million.