Schooner “Jane Banks”

Jane Banks, a British working Schooner, one of the ‘Western Ocean Yachts’.

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Jane Banks, schooner by Gordon Frickers 40 x 50 cm (16″ x 20″), oils, original £1,000, sold via Gallerie Marin of Appledore, Devon.

Jane Banks schooner outward bound with her cargo from Fowey towards Bermuda.

No one knew she would be making the last commercial deep sea voyage by an engineless British merchantman, and she barely survived as she developed a severe leak while returning through the notorious Bay of Biscay.

When old Mr Stephens died, so did his fleet, “Jane Banks” being laid up at Par Dock and later on Par Sand alongside “Waterwitch“.

Jane Banks had a long history, Jane Banks started life as the ‘Frau Minna Petersonbuilt in Germany. which you can discover via the further reading link below.

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