June 5, 2016
E. Baker, Sailing Vessel, 1860, oil on board, 11 11/16 x 15 3/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of B.A. and Joan G. Draney, 1974.
The first Sunday in June is celebrated as The Seaman’s Day in Iceland -Sjómannadagurinn in Icelandic. This is a public holiday where the sea and those whose livelihoods depend on the sea are honored. Celebrations include rowing competitions, regattas, and festivals.