Clara

Description

Clara was a composite cutter designed by William Fife Jr and built by Culzean Ship Building Company of Ayrshire, Scotland in 1884. In June 1885 she was sold to Charles Sweet who sent her to New York where she sailed her first race on Sept 18, 1885 winning her class. She subsequently won almost every race she was entered in and did much to fuel the "cutter-craze" then prevalent.

This photo was taken on the day of the annual regatta of the Eastern Yacht Club at the time of the second beat.

See also: Henry Peabody R.A.Y. #34

Details

Descriptive Terms

yachts
cutters (sailing vessels)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 1000

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC047

Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Reference Code

PC047.02.0360.01000

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

photographs

Descriptive Terms

Eastern Yacht Club Regatta, 1886

Description Level

Item