Sunday, August 6, 2017

Gitche Gumee Museum drawing from 2000

Thanks to Lindsay Isenhast for donating an original drawing to the Gitche Gumee Museum. An architect, Ray Jansma, drew landscapes in his free time. He and his wife, Phyllis, lived in Fremont, MI. They visited Grand Marais every year beginning in 1951. Mr. Jasma recently passed away. Lindsay has taken on the responsibility to donate the drawings to the original subjects in the illustrations. He drew this drawing of the museum, featuring the Niemi's fish tug, Shark. Mr. Jasma titled this drawing "Tugher." He drew it in September 2000, a year after the museum re-opened and five years before the porch was added.

Given that I had to have the Shark removed last year, due to its state of disrepair, it is nice to have this drawing.  I am going to have my son, Jonathan, make a custom frame so I can hang this drawing in the museum.  

Thanks to the Jasma family and to Lindsay for the incredible donation!

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