|Document No 3334: Yacht Columbia|
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EDITION : 1899
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DESCRIPTION SITE :
The Columbia was
designed by N. G. Herreshoff and built in the winter of 1898-1899 by the
Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island. It was owned by J.
Pierpont Morgan and Edwin D. Morgan. Columbia was a fin keel sloop measuring
131.7 feet in length, 24.24 feet in beam, 19.6 feet in depth, and 102 tons. In
1899 it won the America's Cup, beating the British Shamrock owned by Sir Thomas
Lipton. In 1901 it successfully defeated the Shamrock II, becoming the first
yacht to ever win consecutive America's Cup races. In 1913 Columbia was broken
up at Hawkins Yard in City Island, New York.
|BATEAUX : COLUMBIA|