MERRY MAIDEN, #135, and JULIE, #122, spinnaker trouble, N.Y.Y.C. Race to Port Jefferson, 1950

safety negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, Long Island Sound
safety film, Kodak #25
4x5 in.

4x5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on June 2, 1950. Image of 42' Luders Marine Const. Co. auxiliary cutter JULIE (built 1940 in Stamford, Conn.), 52' Philip L. Rhodes designed, Palmer Scott & Co., Ltd. built auxiliary yawl MERRY MAIDEN (built 1947 in New Bedford, Mass.), 57' Sparkman & Stephens designed, Simms Brothers built auxiliary yawl ARGYLL (built 1948 in Dorchester, Mass.), and 53' Sparkman & Stephens designed, Minneford Yacht Yard built auxiliary schooner BOUNDING HOME (built 1933 in City Island, N.Y.) at New York Yacht Club Race from Glen Cove to Port Jefferson. Visible in image: port bow views of BOUNDING HOME (A/11) MERRY MAIDEN (135), ARGYLL (125), JULIE (122) and three unidentified sail vessels running before the wind under marconi-rigged mainsails and headsails, JULIE's spinnaker has broken free and caught on MERRY MAIDEN's mizzen mast, a crew member is cutting it free, MERRY MAIDEN's own spinnaker is caught in an hourglass bind. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Stamped on original negative sleeve: "126665F / JUN 2 1950 / 5110". Handwritten: "Julie's (122) spinnaker stuck on Merry Maiden (135), and stamped: "NYYC RACE TO PORT JEFFERSON // Spinnaker Trouble. - On the New York Yacht / Club Race from Glen Cove to Port Jefferson / Julie's spinnaker broke out when three / fourths hoisted and tangled with Merry / Maiden's Mizzen in close quarters at the / start the two boats then sailed along / with the halyard between them until / Julie's spinnaker was cut clear. Merry / Maiden then lowered her own spinnaker / and reset it." Stamped neg. sleeve info.: "126665 / [Box] 5170. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. For more information see: A CENTURY UNDER SAIL, text by Stanley Rosenfeld, p. 151.

JULIE cutter, #122; MERRY MAIDEN yawl, #135; UNIDENTIFIED yawl, #125; UNIDENTIFIED schooner, A #11

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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NYYC Race to Port Jefferson (1950)

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