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Date: 19th century

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 623 x 743 mm

Acquired: 1990; Purchase

Accession Number: 90.6I

The GLASLYN was a wooden barque of 763 gross tons, built in 1873 or 1876 by the Pembroke Dock Co-operative Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Evan Jones & Co. Cardiff.  Jones was a native of Afonwen, Gwynedd, and was a shipowner in Porthmadog before moving to Cardiffin 1865. By 1880 he was the owner of three substantial barques, including the Glaslyn. The Glaslyn was lost in 1865, but Jones went on to acquire steamships. The company ceased operations in 1924.


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