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Refuel at Sea: Line Handlers

A group of sailors wearing life jackets and helmets wait at a hatch for the signal to go on deck
Description: Painting, Acrylic on Canvas Board; by Kristopher John Battles; 2016; Framed Dimensions 39H X 27W
Accession #: 2016-005-05
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Refueling at sea is one of the most exciting things that can happen in the normal course of a ship’s activity.  It combines much-needed resupply with the flurry of movement, sound and danger, as two giant ships travel at a fast pace within yards of each other!  The sight of these sailors waiting to spring into action, with the light almost silhouetting them against the bulkhead, moved me to depict the scene. 

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