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Mayflower

PC047.02.0310.00894 (RS144949)

Description

Mayflower was a wooden centerboard sloop designed by Ed. Burgess and built by Lawley in 1886 as a successful defender in that year's America's Cup races. Launched May 6, 1886. LOA 100ft, LWL 85-7ft.

Trial trip of the Mayflower. "N. L. Stebbins, the Boston marine photographer had a tug down the Bay, to get photographs ol the Atlantic. Alter taking a great many from different points ol view he ran alongside. It being then after 2 o'clock and there being no signs of wind, Capt. Joe Ellsworth asked Mr. Stebbins to give the Atlantic a tow up to Bay Ridge and that gentleman promptly compiled with the request. On the way up Mr. Stebbins entertained the yachtsmen on board the Atlantic by showing them proofs of the Mayflower, which he had photographed on her trial trip, on Sunday [1886-05-30]. A short distance below Fort Hampton the Atlantic ran into a little breeze, and throwing off her tow line, sailed to her anchorage." (Source: Anon. "Three Drifting Races." June 1, 1886, p. 3.)

See also: Henry Peabody R.A.Y. #3 only

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Details

Collection Name
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Collection Code
PC047
Dates
1886-05-30
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
9.25x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Stebbins negative: 894
GUSN
276857
Reference Code
PC047.02.0310.00894

Record details

Originator
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
sloops (sailing vessels)
yachts
Material Type
photographs
Notes
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