Ted Williams (right) admires a painting by Tom Hennessey of the Bangor Daily News. The painting depicts Williams on one of his Atlantic salmon fishing trips to Canada's Miramichi River. Hennessey presented the work to Williams in Bangor on Sept. 4, 1965. Buy Photo
The 16-gauge doubles built by Parker, L.C. Smith, Ithaca, Ainsley-Fox, and the like were exemplars of the American gun maker's art, from March 2006. Buy Photo
A painting that was featured in an art show in 2009. Buy Photo
Duck hunters and their dog, from September 2009. Buy Photo
BDN file photo by Carroll Hall
Tom Hennessey of Bangor tries his luck at the Bangor Salmon Pool on the opening day of fishing on April 1, 1960, while Dr. Frank Gilley and well-known salmon angler Guy Carroll cast from a boat. There were no reports of any salmon taken during the day's fishing. Buy Photo
After 54 years with the BDN, Tom Hennessey is marking the official end of his career, which began in 1959 as an apprentice printer.
We will miss Tom’s regular visits to the newsroom to ensure his art was properly scanned, that his column had successfully arrived to our computers through the “interwebs,” and often to give us his latest, matter-of-fact thoughts on the news story of the day.
Please enjoy this look at some of Tom’s work, which we’ve all had the pleasure of enjoying over the years. We wish him the best as he enjoys his retirement, which I anticipate will be filled with family, fishing, hunting and plenty of time in the great Maine outdoors.