Original Antique engraving by J. O. Davidson, published by Harper's Weekly, Nov. 19, 1881. The print is titled " The Race For The America's Cup - Coming Up From Sandy Hook ", and features the boats " Atlanta " and " Tidal Wave ", " Mischief " and " Gracie ". NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Measures 11" X 15 3/4".
THE RACE FOR THE AMERICA CUP.
FORTUNE did not smile upon the attempt of the Canadian sloop yacht Atalanta to carry off the America Cup. In the first race, failed on the 9th inst., she was so hopelessly beaten by the Mischief that it showed considerable courage and pluck on the part of her commander, Captain CUTHBERT, to court defeat on the following day by the same competitor. The Gracie, although not in the race, sailed over the course in company with other New York yachts, and, like the Mischief, showed that the Canadian yacht was not to be feared as a rival. Our illustration on page 772 shows the yachts on the way up from Sandy I-look on the day of the first race, the Atalanta well in the rear.
The Canadian yacht is very sharp forward, and her nearly straight stem curves under the bowsprit in a graceful out-water. But her sails are ill-fitting, and she is otherwise not in condition to sail with crack American yachts. Several Canadians who were on the judges’ boat on the second day said that Captain CUTHBERT sailed these races against the advice of the most judicious member of the Bay of Quinta Yacht Club, and they were not surprised at the result. Captain CUTHBERT is, however, not disheartened, and says that he will see what he can do next spring when he gets his boat in better trim. The Atalanta will stay here all winter, and it is possible may issue another challenge.