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Atlantic

PC047.02.0310.00909 (RS144920)

Description

Atlantic was a wooden centerboard cutter designed by Philip Ellsworth and built by John F. Mumm of New York in 1886 as an unsuccessful defense candidate for that year's America's Cup races. LOA 95.1ft. LWL 84.5ft. Beam 23.2ft.

Photo taken on the day of the Decoration Day of the Atlantic Yacht Club. "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. #5, p. 6

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Details

Collection Name
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Collection Code
PC047
Dates
1886-05-31
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
9.25x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Stebbins negative: 909
GUSN
276861
Reference Code
PC047.02.0310.00909

Record details

Originator
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
Atlantic Yacht Club Decoration Day
cutters (sailing vessels)
yachts
Material Type
photographs

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