COLUMBIA and SHAMROCK II, cutters at America's Cup 1901

copy print

Burton, James
USA, NY, New York Bay
8 x 10 x 0 in.

8x10 copy print from 8x10 glass plate negative photographed by James Burton on September 28, 1901. Image of 132' Herreshoff cutter COLUMBIA (built 1899 in Bristol, R.I.) and 137' William Denny & Bro. built, George L. Watson designed cutter SHAMROCK II (built 1901 in Dumbarton on Leven, Scotland) at start of America's Cup race in New York Harbor. Visible in image: port beam view of COLUMBIA (G/14) and SHAMROCK II on starboard close reaches under gaff-rigged mainsails and topsails, staysails, jibs and flying jibs, spectator fleet of steam vessels in background. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer. For more information see: SLEEK, text by John Rousmaniere, p. 34 and 109. Handwritten on back: "1901-Columbia + Shamrock II".


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer

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