Henry Sears at the wheel of COLUMBIA, America's Cup Trials, 1958

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, RI, Newport
1958-08-31 - 1958-09-11
safety film, Kodak
overall: 4 x 5 in.

4x5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons in 1958 during the time of the America's Cup Trials. Image is a view of Henry Sears seated in the cockpit at the wheel of COLUMBIA, underway, starboard side view aft on a port tack. View shows the after part of the deck with crewmen at various places and deck equipment. Henry Sears was commodore of the New York Yacht Club in 1956 and a syndicate manager of the Sears-Cunningham Syndicate for the America's Cup defense for COLUMBIA, #US16, in 1958. COLUMBIA was a 69'7" 12 Meter sloop built in 1958 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. of City Island, New York from designs by Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens. Stamped neg. sleeve info.: "161855F / [Box] 5585". Handwritten: "12/16 - Sears at wheel / Comm. Sears / on Columbia". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.

COLUMBIA sloop, 12 meter

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

Related Events

America's Cup Final Selection Series Trials (1958)

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Yacht racing
12 Meter Class yachts
Watercraft--Deck views