5 x 7 Kodak safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on July 8, 1937. Image of the last time that all five of the J Class sloops were together in history that year as seen undersail at the start of the J Class race during the New York Yacht Club Cruise on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
From left to right: port beam view of RAINBOW (J/4), ENDEAVOUR (J/K4), RANGER (J/5), ENDEAVOUR II (J/K6) and YANKEE (J/US2) on starboard close reach.
Information on vessels:
127.5' W. Starling Burgess designed, Herreshoff built J class sloop RAINBOW (built 1934 in Bristol, R.I.)
130' Charles E. Nicholson designed, Camper & Nicholson Yard built J class cutter ENDEAVOUR (built 1934 in Gosport, England)
135' Olin Stephens designed, Bath Iron Works built J class sloop RANGER (built 1937 in Bath, Me.)
128.5' Camper & Nicholson J class sloop ENDEAVOUR II (built 1936 in Gosport, England)
126' Paine, Belknap & Skene designed, George Lawley & Son Corp. built J Class sloop YANKEE (built 1930 in Neponset, Mass.).
Handwritten information on original negative sleeve: "Class J start / NYYC Cruise 1937" and stamped: "83425F". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, image acquired in honor of Franz Schneider.
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