The Sea Lion by Jack Ryan

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The Sea Lion, a reproduction of a 3-masted, square-rigged 16th century English merchant vessel, is located on Lake Erie in the harbor at Barcelona, New York (USA). It was commissioned in 1985 thanks to contributions from area residents, businesses and foundations…and while it has fallen on hard times, it is slated for restoration in the near future.

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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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    hope it gets restored, lovely boat xx

  • So do I..and thanks. Appreciated!!!

    – Jack Ryan

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Beautiful boat and great info,,,I’m sure it will be just as glorious once restored:))

  • I hope you are right. Thanks for the comment…appreciated as always.

    – Jack Ryan

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    very interesting narrative Jack and a great image, well taken

  • Thanks, Malcolm…appreciated as always.

    – Jack Ryan

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 1 year ago

    A beautiful shot Jack! I’m so glad to hear that it is slated for restoration. It would be such a waste for the grand ship this used to be if they just let it rot there. You will have to go back when its done and get another pic!

  • Hope they get busy with the restoration soon…thanks for the comment…appreciated as always.

    – Jack Ryan

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 1 year ago

    As always Beautiful

  • Thanks, Bobby…much appreciated.

    – Jack Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Great capture Jack … would love to see it restored .. you do find the best ships to photograph!

  • Your comment is appreciated…as always.

    – Jack Ryan

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