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1851-1937

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Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

DEWS John Steven, *1949 (Royaume-Uni) Titre : Rainbow racing EndeavourRAINBOW TRIUMPHS IN A FINE BREEZE. DEFENDER BEATS ENDEAVOUR BY 4 MN 1S.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 24. -- Finishing with her rail down and going great guns in an eighteen-knot breeze, the defender Rainbow today again defeated the challenger Endeavour in the fifth America's Cup race.

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00447V.jpgTHE THISTLE’S DECISIVE DEFEAT.
A VICTORY DUE SOLELY T0 THE SUPERIORITY OF THE VOLUNTEER.

Copyright © The New York Times : Published October 1, 1887
The Volunteer defeated the Thistle yesterday in the windward work, and in this did precisely what was expected of her. The Volunteer began to eat out to windward immediately after the start, and soon showed that she was moreover, able to outfoot her antagonist when close-hauled.

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On her arrival at New York, Shamrock was rigged promptly for racing, and was given several trials off Sandy Hook, in which she appeared to be a veritable witch in light airs. On September 13th she met with an accident, her steel gaff buckling until it collapsed. It may be mentioned here that her spars and gear were too light for her sails, which defect caused a loss of speed. She was finely handled by Capt. Archie Hogarth, assisted by Capt. Robert Wringe.

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JubileeJBPaineVJohn Bryant Paine (1870-1951) is the second son of the seven children of Gen. Charles J. Paine. The large family lived in their big property in Weston. The Weston house had a schoolroom behind the grand staircase where the children did their lessons in the spring and fall. In the 1880s the older boys, Sumner and John, went to Mr. Hopkinson’s school in Boston before going on to Harvard.

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SnellHBVPainter Henry Bayley Snell was born at Richmond in England on September 29, 1858. He emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen and studied at the Art Students League in New York. He married English born artist Florence Francis in 1888. It is believed that the couple first came to Bucks County to visit the Lathrop's in 1898.

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ACSmithV2"Science" opposed to "rule-o'thumb"

Archibald Cary Smith was born in New York City, one of six children of the Rev. Edward Dunlap Smith, a graduate of Princeton University, the University of Virginia and Princeton Theological Seminary. The family came from Philadelphia, Mr. Smith’s paternal grandfather being a prominent ironmaster.

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