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The 'Smithfield' was built in 1842 at the Duthie shipyard for the Aberdeen Lime Company. This schooner sailed in the coasting trade from Aberdeen until its wreck in 1878. The Aberdeen Lime Company was established in 1837, with company vessels generally carrying coal, lime and manure. Sailing vessels, such as 'Smithfield', also transported granite setts to London. These, covered with heather and wood chips, provided a floor for cattle also being shipped to London markets.
oil on canvas
H 41.1 x W 74.3 cm