Charles S. Raleigh

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Charles S. Raleigh
Also Known as
Charles Sidney Raleigh
C. S. Raleigh
Bourne, Massachusetts
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Charles Sidney Raleigh grew up in Gloucester, England, and ran away to sea when he was only ten years old. After thirty years as a merchant seaman, he married and settled in Massachusetts. He advertised himself as a “house, sign, ornamental, and carriage painter,” but he also painted more than six hundred images of whaling vessels.

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