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Chas. Clarke was an ocean-going towboat and fireboat out of Galveston, Texas. Built in 1889 at Camden, New Jersey, she had a crew of 12 and is depicted here with an anchor on the smokestack indicating ownership by the Anchor Towing Company, ca. 1900. Artist Julius Stockfleth began his career as a marine and landscape painter with an apprenticeship to a local painter in his native Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1883 and settled in Galveston, Texas, two years later.
Artist: Julius Stockfleth (1857-1935)
Date: c. 1900
Medium: Oil on Canvas