Saturday, December 20, 2014

Whats been going on since October?

Well its been a busy Fall and now heading into winter so its time that I update the old BLOG.

Here is what I have been working on since I have gotten back from the cottage.

Woodblocks!

Since I like to whitewater kayak at the cottage I did two Kayaking prints.

Over the Edge  19 x 11.5 inches

Cutting a Line 19 x 11.5 inches

Then of course I had to do another of my favorite Rat Rod.

38 Ford 19 x 11.5 inches
And of course I have a fund raiser for the Rochester Military Society. They want to raise money to pay for a large scale model of the USS Rochester. An armored cruiser from the Spanish American War. First named the USS New York she participated in the Battle of Manila as Admiral Sampson's flagship during the Spanish-American War. Afterwards, steamed to Yokohama and became the US Navy flagship of the Asiatic Fleet.

Later in1911 she was formally renamed USS Saratoga. During World War I she served with the Pacific Patrol Force, and in December, 1917 underwent yet another name change, becoming USS Rochester. Following service with the Atlantic Fleet and in the Caribbean, Rochester returned to Asiatic waters in June 1932 and served off the Yangtze River in China.

During WWII in 1941, as Japanese forces approached Luzon,  the USS Rochester was moved  into Subic Bay and sank to prevent her capture.

To this day the USS Rochester rests on her side with her hull buried in the sand of Subic Bay were recreation divers still visit her.

Third Proof of the USS Rochester


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