Don Aikens (American ac. late 20th/early 21st Century)
Mural Depicting Nantasket Beach Steamship Co. Steamships and Lighthouse at Dusk. Signed "Don Aikens" c.r. Oil on canvas, approx. 92 x 234 in., unframed. Condition: Mural in five sections, tears, losses.
Note: In the early part of the 20th century Nantasket Beach Steamship Company operated hourly service between Nantasket Beach, Hull, and Boston for 25 cents. On Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1929, tragedy struck when the entire fleet of the Nantasket Beach Steam Ship Company, wintering at Nantasket Pier, was engulfed in flames and was completely destroyed, with the exception of the steamer Mayflower. In 1948 the Mayflower was pulled ashore on Nantasket Beach, renamed the Showboat, and was used as a nightclub until it burned in 1979.