- School & Youth
- Get Involved
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
Stebbins negative 325
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
(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.