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1851-1937

   "If we can fly today in the San Francisco Bay, this is because there have been "adventurers" like Walter Greene and Mike Birch.
   To understand the future, we must know and respect the past."

Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

Commodore John C. Stevens George L. Schuyler Edwin A. Stevens

When Commodore John C. Stevens returned to this country from England in September, 1851, he brought with him the cup won by the America on the 22nd of August from the fleet of the Royal Yacht Squadron. It was the property of Commodore Stevens and his fellow-owners in the America — Edwin A. Stevens, George L. Schuyler, Hamilton A. Wilkes, J. Beekman Finlay, and Col. James A. Hamilton.

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ARROW - John B. DayBy William P. Stephens - MotorBoating oct. 1944

CONTEMPORARY with Pearl, and even more famous in racing, was the cutter Arrow, built in 1822. Her first owner, Joseph Weld, was, like the Marquis of Angelsey, one of the founders of the Royal Yacht Squadron; like the Marquis, he had ideas of his own, and he chose as a builder, Inman of Lymington, to carry them out.

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The origin of the project

The creation of the America was the result of a most happy combination of favorable circumstances. The idea of building such a yacht was the result of correspondence that took place in the autumn of 1850 between an English merchant and some New York business men regarding ...

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The Lawson History of the America's Cup - Winfield M. Thompson, Thomas W. Lawson - Google Livres1895 America's Cup defender

Defender was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1895. It was Herreshoff's second victorious America's Cup defender design. She was a sloop with all-metal construction: steel, aluminum, and manganese bronze.

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DawsonMVMontague Dawson Is widely considered the best known sea painter of the 20th Century, and one of the most skilled craftsman in the direct line of English marine artists. He is noted for his unerringly beautiful ships, the weight and surging power of his waves and the scudding grace of his skies.

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GreeneMV Mark Greene was an American maritime painter known for his yacht races and America’s Cup paintings.

He is one of the founders of the American Society of Marine Painters.

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