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Mayflower, Fortuna & Gitana

PC047.02.0350.00978 (RS144664)

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. Fortuna was a wooden keel schooner designed by A. Cary Smith and bult by C. & R. Poillon in 1883. LOA 109.4ft. LWL 96ft. Beam 22.6ft. One of the fastest schooners of her time. Gitana was a keel schooner designed and built by D. J. Lawlor of Boston for William F. Weld in 1882. LOA 114-6ft. LWL 97-4ft. Lenghtened forward and alterations made to her spars by W. B. Smith of Boston in 1886.

Regatta of the New York Yacht Club. Mayflower's first race.

See also: Henry Peabody HP-F-3 and HP-F-4 (Fortuna), R.A.Y. #21 (Gitana) and R.A.Y. #3 (Mayflower)

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Details

Collection Name
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Collection Code
PC047
Dates
1886-06-17
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
9.25x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Stebbins negative: 978
GUSN
276903
Reference Code
PC047.02.0350.00978

Record details

Originator
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
New York Yacht Club Regatta
schooners
sloops (sailing vessels)
yachts
Material Type
photographs

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