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Defender

PC047.02.2010.05661 (RS146881)

Description

First trial race between Defender and Vigilant, 30 miles windward and leeward from Scotland lightship. Defender's first race and win.Defender, designed and built in 1895 by N. G. Herreshoff to defend the America's Cup against Valkyrie III. Her bottom was polished bronze, but her topsides, deck beams, and some of her deck framing were aluminum (making her a giant battery with electrolys

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Details

Collection Name
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Collection Code
PC047
Dates
1895-07-20
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
9.25x 7.25 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Stebbins negative: 5661
GUSN
278700
Reference Code
PC047.02.2010.05661

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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