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First trial race between Defender and Vigilant, 30 miles windward and leeward from Scotland lightship. Defender's first race and win.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
sloops (sailing vessels)
Stebbins negative 5661
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Stebbins, N. L. (Nathaniel Livermore), 1847-1922 (Photographer)
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