Mayflower, Fortuna & Gitana

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1886-06-17

GUSN

GUSN-276903

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Description

Mayflower was a wooden centerboard sloop designed by Ed. Burgess and built by Lawley in 1886 as a successful defender in that year's America's Cup races. Launched May 6, 1886. LOA 100ft, LWL 85-7ft. Fortuna was a wooden keel schooner designed by A. Cary Smith and bult by C. & R. Poillon in 1883. LOA 109.4ft. LWL 96ft. Beam 22.6ft. One of the fastest schooners of her time. Gitana was a keel schooner designed and built by D. J. Lawlor of Boston for William F. Weld in 1882. LOA 114-6ft. LWL 97-4ft. Lenghtened forward and alterations made to her spars by W. B. Smith of Boston in 1886.

Regatta of the New York Yacht Club. Mayflower's first race.

See also: Henry Peabody HP-F-3 and HP-F-4 (Fortuna), R.A.Y. #21 (Gitana) and R.A.Y. #3 (Mayflower)

Details

Descriptive Terms

yachts
schooners
sloops (sailing vessels)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 978

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC047

Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Reference Code

PC047.02.0350.00978

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

photographs

Descriptive Terms

New York Yacht Club Regatta

Description Level

Item