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Why is there a ship in this painting?

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This is Writing the Declaration of Independence by Jen Leon Gerome Ferris.

Does anyone know why there's a ship in this painting, or what it symbolizes?

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This is Writing the Declaration of Independence by Jen Leon Gerome Ferris.

Does anyone know why there's a ship in this painting, or what it symbolizes?

No, but now I'm curious too. Let us know when you find out.

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The authors of the Declaration of Independence had "jumped ship"?

D:

I think the possibilites Arnold and I posted are suspect because the ship is pointing the wrong way.

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The ship is puzzling. The ship appears to be a frigate, but the US didn't have any frigates until after the war was over and the US Congress authorized 6 frigates. There were many Continental Navy Ships, so maybe you want to start with that link to look up images. I looked through several images and none came close to matching what's in the painting.

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