Ships and the Sea THE SEA A poem by naval architect John Laurent Giles (1901-1969). SPURN LIGHTSHIP A beacon – the first recorded navigational aid on the Humber – erected on Spurn Point by Richard Redebarrow, in 1427. THE SHIP OF THE THREE WISE MEN Stormy weather hits a cargo ship carrying three unmarked containers. THE RELIEF OF THE ARK The Ark is depicted here as a City of God on the sea. An intricate design with an industrial and agricultural theme.