America

Description

America was a wooden keel schooner designed and built by George Steers for Commodore J. Stevens of the NYYC in 1851. She became world famous as the first winner of what was subsequently named the America's Cup on August 22, 1851 in Cowes, England. LOA in 1851 100-6ft.

* Not in file; Shown before and after alteration when owned by ButlerSee also: Henry Peabody R.A.Y. #19

Details

Descriptive Terms

yachts
schooners
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 325

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC047

Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Reference Code

PC047.02.0130.00325

Record Details

Originator

Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)

Material Type

photographs

Accruals Note

p c

Publications Referencing This Collection

(March 28, 1912). Boston Globe. p. 12. // ...with the following caption: "From a photo made in 1883 by N. L. Stebbins, Boston, When the Yacht Sailed under the Colors of Gen. B. F. Butler. This Was the First Photo Made of the America Under Sail, Instantaneous Photography Then Having Been Recently Introduced.".
(September 28, 1917). Christian Science Monitor. p. 17. // Article about the sale of the America.

Description Level

Item