Down to the sea back when ships had sails. American. Fitz Henry Lane , artist. Living from 1804 to 1865, he painted and made prints in what later came to be called the Luminism style with its pervasive light.

"Castine Harbor." 1852.
“Castine Harbor.” 1852. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Portland Museum of Art. In the public domain due to age. via http://collections.portlandmuseum.org/Obj5737?sid=182&x=7296&port=1
"Boston Harbor." 1854.
“Boston Harbor.” 1854. Oil on canvas. Collection of the White House, Washington, DC. In the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fitz_Henry_Lane_-_Boston_Harbor_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"Stage Fort across Gloucester Harbor." 1862.
“Stage Fort across Gloucester Harbor.” 1862. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11396
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More sailing upon the sea but from a bit back. Some with lighthouses. James Gale Tyler, American painter (1855-1931). So popular was he that even his paintings of dark ships heading home in the dark sold instantly.

"The Steam Yacht 'Stella' of Commodore James Walter Thompson." ca. 1880. Oil on canvas,
“The Steam Yacht ‘Stella’ of Commodore James Walter Thompson.” ca. 1880. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2019 Terenchin. Fair use license. via https://www.terenchin.com/2012/09/17/james-gale-tyler-1855-1931/
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“Schooner Yacht ‘Water Witch’ in New York Harbor.” ca. 1880’s. Image © Incollect.com 2019 and Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach. Fair use license. via
"Sailboat with Lighthouse at Night." Late 19th c.
“Sailboat with Lighthouse at Night.” Late 19th c. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/16fd06-doyle-home/catalogue/116-james-gale-tyler
Late 19th c. Watercolor on paper.
Late 19th c. Watercolor on paper. Image 1996 – 2019 © iCollector.com. Fair use license. via https://www.icollector.com/JAMES-GALE-TYLER-American-1855-1931-Watercolor_i30338564

Down by the water and sailing away with seascapes by American painter Warren Sheppard (1858-1937)

"Moon Light Sail." No date.
“Moon Light Sail.” No date. Oil on canvas. Image © 2014 THE BANKS GALLERY, LLC. Fair use license. via http://www.thebanksgallery.com/blog/new-arrival-warren-sheppard
Luminous Seascape with Yachts. No date.
Luminous Seascape with Yachts. No date. Oil on canvas. Image © Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannisport. Fair use license. via http://www.hylandgranby.com/inventory/luminous-seascape-with-yachts-by-warren-sheppard
View of Venice. No date.
View of Venice. No date. Oil on canvas. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://m.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2598B/lots/317

Over the water and far away. Marine art by Russian painter Aleksei Vasilievich Hanzen(1876-1937).

"Dubrovnik." ca. 1910.
“Dubrovnik.” ca. 1910. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019 Leighton Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.leightonfineart.co.uk/artwork/on-the-black-sea/259203/
"At Dusk."  No date.
“At Dusk.” No date. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.reddit.com/r/museum/comments/4h2k87/aleksei_vasilievich_hanzen_18761937_at_dusk/
Coastal scene. No date.
Coastal scene. No date. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://pixels.com/featured/aleksey-vasilievich-hanzen-russian-1876-1937-coastal-scene-aleksei-vasilievich-hanzen.html

Spending the day near the water with French painter Gustave-Henri Colin. Living from 1818 to 1910,

"Le Castillo et le Goulet de Pasajès." Late 19th c.
“Le Castillo et le Goulet de Pasajès.” Late 19th c. Collection of the Palais des beaux-arts de Lille, Lille. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lille_Pdba_colin_castillo.JPG
Coastal landscape. No date. Signed on the lower left.
Coastal landscape. No date. Signed on the lower left. Image © HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions Munich. Fair use license. via https://www.hampel-auctions.com/a/Gustave-Henri-Colin-1828-1910.html?a=82&s=217&id=87273
"Le Pont Neuf à Paris." No date.
“Le Pont Neuf à Paris.” No date. Signed on the left. Oil on canvas. Image © Aguttes Neuilly & Lyon. Fair use license. via https://www.aguttes.com/en/lot/13155/2410731
Marine. No date. Signed on the lower right.Oil on canvas.
Marine picture. No date. Signed on the lower right. Oil on canvas. Image © Cornette de Saint Cyr maison de ventes. Fair use license. via http://www.cornette-saintcyr.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=2245906&np=1&lng=fr&npp=20&ordre=&aff=1&r=

Down to the river back before ships had engines. 18th century. British artist Samuel Scott (1701/2-1772).

"Pope's Villa, Twickenham." ca. 1759.
“Pope’s Villa, Twickenham.” ca. 1759. Oil on panel. Collection of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuel_Scott_-_Pope%27s_Villa,_Twickenham_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"An Arch of Westminster Bridge." ca. 1750.
“An Arch of Westminster Bridge.” ca. 1750. Image © Tate Gallery, London. Fair use license. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/samuel-scott-480
"The Building of Westminster Bridge." 1750.
“The Building of Westminster Bridge.” 1750. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuel_Scott_-_The_Building_of_Westminster_Bridge_-_WGA21089.jpg

Sailing an American sea with English born artist Thomas Birch (1779-1851). Coming to America as a teenager, he loved to paint portraits of ships and the water they sailed on.

"Boats Navigating the Waves." ca. 1828.
“Boats Navigating the Waves.” ca. 1828. Oil painting. Collection of the Mariner’s Museum, Newport News. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boats_navigating_the_waves_Thomas_Birch.jpg
"Shipwreck." ca. 1829.
“Shipwreck.” ca. 1829. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_Shipwreck_-_Thomas_Birch_-_overall.jpg
"An American Shore Scene." 1827.
“An American Shore Scene.” 1827. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%27An_American_Shore_Scene%27_by_Thomas_Birch,_1827.jpg
"The Constitution." No date.
“The Constitution.” No date. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy Sotheby’s. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Birch_-_The_%E2%80%9AConstitution%E2%80%98.jpg