- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

COTUIT, Mass. (AP) - A Cape Cod artist’s painting of a wartime steamship is being prominently displayed at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

The Cape Cod Times reports (https://bit.ly/1M79Nsu ) that painter William Muller’s depiction of the transport vessel John Davey is a highlight of a new permanent gallery that pays tribute to mariners who risked their lives taking soldiers, weapons and supplies to distant wars.

Muller was commissioned in 2014 to create the oil painting. The 79-year-old artist says it took him more than 800 hours to complete the work.

It shows the ship leaving Gibraltar and steaming into the Mediterranean with cargo bound for Russia.

The Manhattan native says he fell in love with steamships as a boy while watching them ply the Hudson River in the 1940s.

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