Dories at Grand Harbor, Grand Manan Island

The two small boats in the foreground of this harbor painting are dories. A dory is a small, flat-bottomed fishing boat which can be used both in fresh water and out at sea. In the background are some larger fishing vessels. Grand Harbor is on Grand Manan Island off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada in the Bay of Fundy. The island's economy depends on fishing, so you'll see a lot of that industry if you visit there.
The pale green-gray waters of the harbor and a jumble of fishing boats in the distance add contrast to the simple, spare image of the two dories. I think it's that simplicity that makes this scene so compelling.
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