Hazel Ferry large painting by Barbara Haviland

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Hazel Ferry large oil painting

By Barbara Haviland on 4/18/2014 6:53:08 AMComment on this

© Barbara Haviland

The Hazel Ferry info taken from the achrives of McNeese. I was researching old Lake Charles, La for historical buildings to paint and came across this ferry”Steamer” and thought it would make a nice painting. The time period was around the early 1900’s

  In June, 1888, Captain A. W. Wehrt established the ferry between Lake Charles and Westlake, Louisiana and with the growth and development of the ferry has increased proportionately, until today.  It is absolutely indispensable to the citizens of this section in their intercourse between the two places.  

            The Steamer Hazel, which is the largest boat upon Lake Charles, and Calcasieu River, is a well-built double hull craft, 89 feet long, with a 37 foot beam, and in addition to the two cabins and lower deck, has a beautiful and spacious upper deck, which gives the traveler a commanding view of the city, lake, river and surrounding territory.  

            The Hazel is especially well-equipped for the transportation of heavy and package freight as well as passengers, being operated upon a regular winter and summer schedule on her trip of two and one-half miles across the lake and return. 

 http://www.louisiana101.com/pc_lc.html

Title  Hazel Ferry

Medium oils on canvas

Size  36″x24″

http://barbarahaviland.fineartstudioonline.com/works/1166528/hazel-ferry-large-oil-painting

This painting can be viewed at Iberia Bank on Nelson Road thru May 2014 

 

Published by barbarahaviland2014

New Web Site https://BarbaraHavilandArt.com WE have just recently moved the Woodville,Texas. So far, we are both loving the country. I create art for me. I love love doing this. I am a wife,mother,daughter,retired banker and an artist. I started painting in 1976 and was hooked. I have never been bored creating a painting. The subjects are endless. I have been frustrated, but never bored, I will try all subjects, landscape, floral, seascape, still life, and portraits. I belong to several art groups Outdoor Painters Society Oil Painters of America Artists of Texas EBSQart Tyler County Art League Livingston Art League When not painting, I love to be with my family. My husband is my best friend and we have been married for 56 years. We travel this great country.

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