M's Freighter
painted for the Artist’s Sister, 2009.
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20”
A Great Lakes ore carrier of U.S. Steel’s Pittsburgh Fleet steams downbound in the lower St. Mary’s River near Sault Ste. Marie where David’s family grew up with the sound of steam whistles. David’s grandfather, uncles and great-uncles sailed the lakes. David had his “AB ticket” before joining the Coast Guard in 1969. Aboard CGC Kukui, he served on West Pacific missions with Cdr. Roger Bing, who later became CEO of the Pittsburgh Fleet.