The Robert E Lee Paddle Wheeler 1866

Dennis Melling

Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

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My vector drawing, using Inkscape (not an automated trace) of the 1866 paddle wheeler Robert E Lee on a background of a digital painting based on a 19th century aquatint by Karl Bodmer and water created in Gimp.

View large for detail, it took me as long to complete this vector drawing, of the Paddle Wheeler, as it would have done to do a similar drawing in pencil :):)

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Wikipedia
The Robert E. Lee, nicknamed the “Monarch of the Mississippi,” was a steamboat built in New Albany, Indiana in 1866. The hull was designed by DeWitt Hill, and the riverboat cost more than $200,000 to build. It was named for Robert E. Lee, General-in-Chief of the Confederate States of America, and the steamboat gained its greatest fame for racing and beating the then-current speed record holder, the Natchez, in an 1870 steamboat race.

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