St. Mary’s Challenger


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Built in 1906, the St. Mary’s Challenger was at one time the oldest operating steam boat on the Great Lakes, and perhaps in the world. She was built for the iron ore trade at Detroit’s Great Lakes Engineering Works as the William P. Snyder, eventually ending her days as a cement carrier, until converted to a barge in 2013. The painting is allegorical in content,. It depicts the St. Mary’s Challenger with her characteristic plume of white steam approaching the William P. Snyder, with the industrial skyline of South Chicago as a background. Over one hundred years of Great Lakes steam boating history symbolized by one ship.

This Gicle’e print on heavy fine art stock is 15 X 24 inches with 4 inch borders. Signed and numbered. (custom sizes are also available)