Ruth

Description

From the American Yacht List 1885, p. 123: "Ruth, CB [centerboardl], Schr. [Rig]; Bailey [Sailmaker's Name]; 171.58 [Custom House Tonnage. Old]; 89.68 [Custom House Tonnage. New]; 98.6 1/2 [Length]; 93.4 1/4 [W.Line]; 23.3 3/4 [Breadth]; 8.11 5/8 [Depth]; 7.6 [Draught]; Noank, Conn. [Where built]; R. Palmer [Builders' Names] 1881 [When built]; Horatio Hathaway [Owners]; New Bedford [Port belonging to]; 1, 5, 18 [Clubs: New York YC, Atlantic YC, New Bedford YC]" "Among the best known of [the New Bedford Yacht Club's] boats is the schooner Ruth, which was built at Noank, Connecticut, in 1881, by Palmer, for Mr. Watson of New York; she has never been pushed in any races, though she is such a beauty upon the water that one is loth to believe, that when entered for racing purposes her record will not be a good one." (Source: American Yachts: Their Clubs And Races by J. D. Jerrold Kelley, with Outline Drawings of the Water-Color-Sketches by Frederic S. Cozzens, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884, p 135.)

Details

Descriptive Terms

yachts
schooners
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 982

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC047

Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Reference Code

PC047.02.0350.00982

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

photographs

Descriptive Terms

New York Yacht Club Regatta

Description Level

Item