OHONKARA, SONNICA and DERVISH, NYYC Start Schooners, 1921
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Rosenfeld and Sons
overall: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.; 16.51 x 21.59 cm
6 x 8 gelatin silver print, made from a 6 x 8 glass plate negative taken by Rosenfeld and Sons, July 28, 1921. View of three schooners (R to L) OHONKARA, SONNICA, and DERVISH, seen at the start of the New York Yacht Club cruise. OHONKARA, the foremost vessel, had a steel hull measuring 100 feet. She was Herreshoff designed and built, and launched in 1920 from Bristol, RI. SONNICA (ex. SAVARONA) was a Arthur Binney design, and was built by Lawley & Son in South Boston, 1906. She measured 114 feet in length. DERVISH was a Tams, Lemoine & Crane design, also built by Lawley & Son in South Boston, 1906. She measured 85 feet in length. Both SONNICA and DERVISH were wooden hulled vessels. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Z. Rosenfeld, page 58. Handwritten on back: "Schooner Race / Dervish, Sonnica, Ohonkara U2 / 1921". Stamped on back in blue rectangular box: "MORRIS ROSENFELD / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR / 116 NASSAU STREET, N.Y. / Phone BEekman 3-4970".
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection