This square-rigged tall ship…the “Formidable”… was docked and on display in the harbor of Rockport, Massachusetts (USA). (FYI: note the skull and crossbones flag…available for educational cruises on board this “authentic” Brigantine pirate ship…!)

I am a retired high school English teacher living in northeast Ohio with a particular interest in photographing lighthouses. As I write this, I have photographed 184 lighthouses…at least one on each of the Great Lakes plus numerous Atlantic Coast lights from Maine to North Carolina. My primary camera is a Canon Digital Rebel XSi…and I use either a Canon Powershot G12 or a Canon Powershot SX120 as backup.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Superbly captured Jack.

  • Thanks…appreciated as always.

    – Jack Ryan

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    You do travel around Jack Ryan…Yesterday I saw a New Brunswick coastal lighthouse and today I see a coastoal Massachusetts…you realize one is the Province of my birth and the other is where I live now…!!!
    Fabulous photo here…

  • Both are beautiful areas and I hope to get back there one of these days. Thanks for the comment…appreciated as always.

    – Jack Ryan

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture, Jack,,,I love the old ships!!!

  • So do I. Thanks for the comment. Appreciated.

    – Jack Ryan

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    This is a brilliant capture Jack what a great craft

  • And thanks again, Malcolm…appreciated.

    – Jack Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Great old ship ~ love the scene ~ well captured Jack :)

  • As always, thanks for the comment.

    – Jack Ryan

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Wonderful work !!!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Harbour Life ~ FEATURES ~ February 13th, 2013

  • That’s great! Thanks…much appreciated.

    – Jack Ryan

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented hugs

  • Thanks for commenting…much appreciated.

    – Jack Ryan

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

    This image was voted into the Top.10 of the Brigantine and Barquentine Only challenge in A Love of Boats…Click HERE

  • Thanks, Larry…much appreciated.

    – Jack Ryan

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