Sea Shanty Town

Nautical Treasury

Fiske Holmes' Conservatory Ship

Fiske Holmes' Conservatory Ship © Graeme Walker / The Pebble Museum 2019

Based on a set of engraved walrus tusks found on St Kilda, this lithograph depicts the legendary norse sailor and explorer Fiske Holmes' radical ship, complete with fully operational greenhouse and "crow's-cloche". Inside, the additional warmth and shelter from the harsh salt North Sea air, Holmes was able to grow limes and other essential tropical foods.