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Prints of a painting by a St. Lawrence graduate are being sold to commemorate the 275th anniversary of Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York.

The painting, by Bert Ducey '59, is "Find the English..." and depicts the French vessel L'Iroquoise departing the Niagara River in search of General John Prideaux's fleet of batteaux in the summer of 1759. Old Fort Niagara is selling 250 signed and numbered prints as part of its 275th anniversary celebration.

Ducey, who was a naval flier and retired from a 25-year career as a commercial airline pilot, earned his St. Lawrence degree in history and has maintained a keen interest in the subject, especially American military and naval history. He mainly paints works related to those topics, in watercolor, acrylics and oils. Ducey has produced a number of commissioned works, and covers everything from colonial naval vessels to World War II- and VietNam-era aircraft.

He will be part of nearby Ogdensburg, N.Y.'s annual Founder's Day celebration in July, discussing his artwork.

Posted: July 9, 2003