''Dart of Death'' Canvas Magnet

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  • Canvas textured magnet.
  • Size: 3.75” x 3.75”

The image on this magnet is adapted from the journal of seaman Lewis Kimberly dated from 1857 -1861. The name ‘Dart of Death’ is derived from a longer quote from an anonymous sailor’s journal: “ . . . the dart of death hung as (if) it were trembling by a single hair and no one knew on whose head it would fall.” Both this image and quote were paired together to serve as a reminder that life aboard a 19th century war vessel could be a dangerous affair – especially in battle.