America, Thetis, Ileen & Mohican (Group At Five Mile)

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1885-06-30

GUSN

GUSN-276798

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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. Thetis was a wooden centerboard sloop designed by Henry Bryant for himself and built by W. B. Smith of Boston in 1884. LOA 72ft. LWL 64ft. Ileen was a wooden cutter designed by J. Harvey for Arthur Padelford of New York and built by Piepgrass in 1883. LOA 78ft. LWL 65-5ft. Beam 11-5ft. She was said to be probably the narrowest cutter then built in the U.S. and was not overly successful in the races. Mohican was a wooden keel schooner designed by R. F. Loper and built by Robert Palmer of Noank, CT in 1884. LOA 120ft. LWL 104ft.

This photo was taken on the day of the annual regatta of the Eastern Yacht Club.

* Not in file; America shown before and after alteration when owned by ButlerSee also: Henry Peabody R.A.Y. #19 (America) and HP-T-5 (Thetis)Handwritten note "* Not in file" appeared only with first "America" entry, not with the entries under Thetis, Ileen, etc.

Details

Descriptive Terms

yachts
schooners
cutters (sailing vessels)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 538

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC047

Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Reference Code

PC047.02.0250.00538

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

photographs

Descriptive Terms

Eastern Yacht Club Annual Regatta

Description Level

Item