Mayflower & Puritan

Collection Type

  • Photography





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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. Puritan was a wooden centerboard sloop designed by E. Burgess and built by Lawley in 1885 as a successful America's Cup defender. LOA 94ft, LWL 81-1.5ft.

Trial trip of the Mayflower. "N. L. Stebbins, the Boston marine photographer had a tug down the Bay, to get photographs ol the Atlantic. Alter taking a great many from different points ol view he ran alongside. It being then after 2 o'clock and there being no signs of wind, Capt. Joe Ellsworth asked Mr. Stebbins to give the Atlantic a tow up to Bay Ridge and that gentleman promptly compiled with the request. On the way up Mr. Stebbins entertained the yachtsmen on board the Atlantic by showing them proofs of the Mayflower, which he had photographed on her trial trip, on Sunday [1886-05-30]. A short distance below Fort Hampton the Atlantic ran into a little breeze, and throwing off her tow line, sailed to her anchorage." (Source: Anon. "Three Drifting Races." June 1, 1886, p. 3.)

See also: Henry Peabody R.A.Y. #3 (Mayflower) R.A.Y. #4 (Puritan)


Descriptive Terms

sloops (sailing vessels)

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 900

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code


Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

Reference Code


Record Details


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

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