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Grayling & Atlantic

PC047.02.0310.00911 (RS145000)


Grayling was a wooden centerboard schooner designed by Philip Ellsworth for Latham Fish of New York and built by Poillon in New York in 1883. She became famous when she capsized during her maiden voyage but was subsequently raised and reballasted and embarked on a successful racing career that lasted many years. LOA 91ft. LWL 82-8ft. Beam 23ft. Atlantic was a wooden centerboard sloop 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.

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 (Atlantic) and HP-G-17 (Grayling)

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Collection Name
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Collection Code
Physical Description
1 photograph
9.25x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Stebbins negative: 911
Reference Code

Record details

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

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