Road Town Shipping Day
Road Town's Shipping Day
Limited Edition Giclee Print By Jill Tattersall 8" x 12"
Two shipping days were held each month from Road Town and West End alternately until a US tax put a stop to the lucrative trade in cattle. At Road Town a crane lifted the unhappy animals aboard from the old dock, while at West End they were herded into the sea while crew members tipped their boats onto their sides to allow the cows to be heaved aboard by man-power alone. In this painting a few market women are taking advantage of the expected crowds to sell their wares. The nearest saleswoman is sitting on the top of one of the two large cisterns which held enough water to supply Road Town.