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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. 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. 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.
This photo was taken on the day of the annual regatta of the Eastern Yacht Club.
* Not in file; 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 Mohican, Thetis, etc.
cutters (sailing vessels)
Stebbins negative 539
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
Eastern Yacht Club Annual Regatta