VISITOR II, 3-masted schooner at sea, after 1908

black-and -white negative

Burton, James
USA, Long Island Sound
between 1908 and 1910
emulsion on glass
8 x 10 in.

8x10 glass negative photographed by James Burton sometime between1908 to 1910. Image of VISITOR II, sail number #A6, at sea, port bow view with crew standing out on the bowsprit. VISITOR II was built in 1908 and was a 197'6" 3-masted auxiliary schooner built by George Lawley of South Boston, Massachusetts from designs by Swasey, Raymond & Page. She was renamed as GUINEVERE in 1912 by Edgar Palmer who sold her for one year to R.P. Doremus in 1913 and was again owned by Palmer from 1914 to 1917. She was owned by the U.S. Navy during World War I and was lost in 1918 while on duty off the coast of France. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "B888- VISITOR". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. James Burton photographer.

VISITOR schooner, 3-masted, A #6

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer

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