Graveyard of the Atlantic

Salman Rashidi Scrimshaw - Graveyard of the Atlantic

“Graveyard of the Atlantic” black and white scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory artifact by Salman Rashidi. Stunning artifact used as an ice tester hundreds of years past by natives in the Northern Bering Sea area. Don’t comer across many this nice. Mounted on a handsome stand of cocobolo and mammoth tusk ivory, this would be a fine addition to any scrimshaw collection.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse protects one of the most hazardous sections of the Atlantic Coast. Offshore of Cape Hatteras, the Gulf Stream collides with the Virginia Drift, a branch of the Labrador Current from Canada. This current forces southbound ships into a dangerous twelve-mile long sandbar called Diamond Shoals. Hundreds and possibly thousands of shipwrecks in this area have given it the reputation as the Graveyard of the Atlantic.

 

Cape Hatteras Light

David Smith Scrimshaw - Cape Hatteras Light

“Cape Hatteras Light” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by David Smith. Simply perfect choice of subject matter for this shape of ivory. Smith’s signature stipple style of scrimshaw is perfect for this stately lighthouse that opened in 1803. Note the shadow on the right side of the lighthouse as well as the reflection on the tower. The more one studies this the more details emerge. Excellent opportunity to add a fine work to your collection created by one of the very best working today.

Cape Lookout Light

David Smith Scrimshaw - Cape Lookout Light

“Cape Lookout Light” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tusk ivory by David Smith. Inspired choice of subject matter for this shape of ivory. Absolutely amazing stipple work by scrimshander, Smith here. The darker shadows on the sentinel lighthouse are outstanding. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is a 163-foot-high lighthouse located on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. It flashes every 15 seconds and is visible at least 12 miles out to sea and up to 19 miles. It is one of the very few lighthouses that operate during the day.

Peggy’s Cove Light

David Smith Scrimshaw - Peggy's Cove Light

“Peggy’s Cove Light” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tooth ivory by David Smith. Warm tones in this tooth give the impression of sunset. Nice, large tooth perfect for this  Nova Scotia icon. Peggys Point Lighthouse, also known as Peggys Cove Lighthouse, is an active lighthouse and an iconic Canadian image. Located within Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, it is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the province and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive.