Sea History 024 - Summer 1982

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NEW YORK WELCOMES UNITED STATES - 30TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PAINTING BY STEVEN CRYAN

"NEW YORK WELCOMES UNITED STATES" Famous passenger liner United States steaming past Battery Park in 1952 reduction-geared turbines - a combination that would give her a remarkable speed never to be equaled by any other liner.

on June 23, 1952, the United States steamed into New York Harbor for the first time. As this magnificent new flagship of U.S. Lines moved out of the Narrows into Upper New York Bay, a flotilla of harbor craft joined an escort of destroyers to give her an unforgettable welcome.

THIRTY YEARS AGO,

on July 3rd, she sailed from New York, bound for Le Havre and Southampton. She swept the 2942 miles between Ambrose Light and Bishop Rock in a record 3 days, 10 hours, and 40 minutes. Her average speed was 35 .59 knots. In November of that same year, she received the Hales Trophy, symbolic of the Blue Riband of the Atlantic.

which was based on a photograph taken by his father, talented American artist Steven Cryan captures the poetry of this graceful liner as she and her escort of harbor craft head upriver past Battery Park on June 23rd. IN THE PAINTING ,

TEN DAYS LATER,

DESIGNED BY G IBBS AND COX , under

the masterful guidance of William Francis Gibbs , and built by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, United States measured 990 feet overall with a gross tonnage of 53 ,300. Her slender hull held eight boilers and four double-

STEVEN CRYAN is noted for his unique ability to capture the character and detail of the ships and smaller craft that frequent New York Harbor, Long Island Sound , and small New England fishing villages . His paintings are to be seen in many private and corporate collections including those of the late Governor Ella Grasso , actor Art Camey, Red Star Towing Company, Witte Marine Equipment Company, Thames Shipyard and McAllister Brothers. Steven runs his own studio on the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook.

the original watercolor suitably framed (28" x 48") for $5 ,500; the reproductions are 25" x 15" (including border) 300 remarqued and signed at $110 each; 700 signed and numbered at $45 each.

MR CRYAN IS OFFERING

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please send me: _ _ remarqued and signed copy(ies) of the United States at $1 10 each _ _ numbered and signed copy(ies) at $45 each D I enclose payment (check or money order) (Add $2 for postage and handling) D Please bill to my MasterCharge _ _ or Vi sa _ _ or American Express Account - -¡ Card Number _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Exp. date _ _ _ __ CT residents please add 71->% sales tax.

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Mai l to: Beau Art Ltd. , P.O. Box 355 , Guilford , CT 06437 ~ Checks should be made payable to Beau Art Ltd. ~ You may order by Phone Toll Free 800-45 1-4453. ~ Please have thi s order fo rm and charge card at hand.