Defender, showing broken gaff

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1895-08-02

GUSN

GUSN-278757

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Description

Goelet Cup, Newport; N. L. Stebbins took photos from the Amadis (Boston Globe, Aug. 3, 1895, p. 1-2). Volunteer won the slop class (after Defender had been disabled by a broken gaff); Emerald the schooner class.Defender, designed and built in 1895 by N. G. Herreshoff to defend the America's Cup against Valkyrie III. Her bottom was polished bronze, but her topsides, deck beams, and some of her deck framing were aluminum (making her a giant battery with electrolys

Details

Descriptive Terms

yachts
sloops (sailing vessels)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 5799

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC047

Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Reference Code

PC047.02.2060.05799

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

photographs

Description Level

Item