I wote about Schoonover here and here. His Wikipedia entry is here.
Schoonover is best known for his outdoors scenes. The present post presents some of his illustrations that incorporate canoes -- light, rather fragile, somewhat unstable boats developed by American Indians, among others.
The French pirate/privateer who worked the Caribbean in the early 1800s. Not a quite a canoe, but nevertheless a fine illustration.
Similar to the previous image. Illustrators often take advantage of production shortcuts.
Schoonover's style remained essentially in place over much of his career, as this late work indicates.