Now the reason I have asked if anyone can identify this boat is because it has me puzzled. It is from a painting, and allegedly is pictured on the River Wyre near its mouth at Fleetwood.
What puzzles me is the arrangement of spars. The boat appears to be a square rigger at first glance, but there are gaffs, in fact two gaffs on each mast ????? And they all show sails furled, ready to drop. Can this be correct ????
Any ideas ?
Is this artistic licence ??