What Happened in the Pymatuning Swamp

What Happened in the Pymatuning Swamp


Canvas Giclee

Size 22 1/2 x 24

Edition Size 125

Also available in an Open Edition Print

Ask us about our custom framing options

Add To Cart

What Happened in the Pymatuning Swamp?

About 3 miles from where I grew up in Linesville Pa lies the hull of a sunken ship, first discovered in the Pymatuning Swamp about 200 years ago. Later the creation of Pymatuning Lake would hide her secrets forever. I first heard the stories of the ship from one of my favorite teachers Sara Egan and it has always intrigued me. There are many theories about its origin. Traders, explorers and of course with every mystery there is a romantic version. What ever one you choose to believe, there is one fact based on the many descriptions we have, that leans to a certain time period. The 60’ x 12’ craft is of the Durham style and probably from the late 18th century. And that is the time I chose for my painting. So is it traders or is it the ship from New Orleans carrying a Spanish princess trying to find passage to the Great Lakes? The truth is we will probably never know, but we will always wonder...What happened in the Pymatuning swamp?


The original painting will be on display at the Linesville Heritage Day Event, August 3-5. We will have canvas and small decorator prints. A framed canvas print will be raffled off prior to the event. The painting will be offered for sale during the Quest for the West show and sale at the Eiteljorg museum in Indianapolis Indiana, September 7-9.