Atlantic was a wooden centerboard cutter designed by Philip Ellsworth and built by John F. Mumm of New York in 1886 as an unsuccessful defense candidate for that year's America's Cup races. LOA 95.1ft. LWL 84.5ft. Beam 23.2ft.
Photo taken on the day of the Decoration Day of the Atlantic Yacht Club. "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. #5, p. 6


Descriptive Terms

cutters (sailing vessels)

Additional Identification Number

Stebbins negative 907

Physical Description

1 photograph

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Collection Name

Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection

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Record Details


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

Material Type


Descriptive Terms

Atlantic Yacht Club Decoration Day

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