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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 electrolysAt launching; Handwritten entryHandwritten entry says "At launching." Defender was launched in Bristol, RI 6/29/95 which fits with dates of surrounding neg. nos. Estimated date of "6/29/95" was added by CvdL.
sloops (sailing vessels)
Stebbins negative 5804
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)