COLUMBIA's launching at Nevins, City Island, New York, 1958

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
safety film, Kodak

3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons June 3, 1958 at COLUMBIA's launching. COLUMBIA was a 69'7" 12 Meter sloop, sail #US16, built for the America's Cup defense in 1958 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. of City Island, New York from designs by Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens and rigged by Rod Stephens. Her first owner was the Henry Sears Syndicate of the New York Yacht Club. COLUMBIA sailed 40 trial races in 1958 and was skippered by Briggs Cunningham. COLUMBIA successfully defended against the British Royal Yacht Club's 12 meter sloop SCEPTRE in the 1958 America's Cup races. Stamped neg. sleeve info.: "159413". Typed: "COLUMBIA / launching / 6/3/1958 / [Box] 5644". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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