Royal Charles Saved !!!
New Page Coming Soon: The story of Royal Charles, the man (Fred Banke!) who invested in her restoration, and their connection to the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Spanish Fleet off the coast of Florida. As we follow Fred on the rebuild of his new aquisition, James will be executing a series of paintings tracing the doomed treasure ships (including the beautiful Hampton Court) from South America to Havana to their final destination.
James Flood original paintings, art prints, and canvas reproductions of sailing vessels, ocean liners, tall ships and ships of war are available for purchase. Please see the selection of his work in Original Paintings and Prints.
Also check out Jim's scratch built ship models Here. Includes step-by-step photos.
Duchess of Portsmouth
James Flood built and hand-carved this beautiful boat, Duchess of Portsmouth. He & Duchess can often be observed motoring in South Florida waterways.
Sinking of the Spanish Treasure Fleet in 1715
In this, the first of the series, the fleet is depicted departing Havana Harbor on July 24th, 1715 with flagship Hampton Court proudly in the lead. The end of the month would find all ships but one broken and sunk just southeast of what is today Cape Canaveral, their lost treasures being searched for - and found - to this day.
Jim's Artwork at Over Yonder Cay, Bahamas