THISTLE

The Yacht "Thistle" Taking the Lead - Published in Harper's Weekly, New York.1887

Thistle was the first of George Lennox Watson's four America's Cup challengers, designed by him. He went to the United States the previous year to watch the Cup races sailed by Galatea and Mayflower to understand the sea and wind conditions. He felt that the challenger was under-canvassed.

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THISTLE : SEAWORTHY, FAST AND ELEGANTLord Dunraven says of the Thistle : "Thistle was built for the express purpose of sailing for the cup... She was built for the purpose and was the best thing we could turn out."
The money for building the new boat was subscribed by Messrs. John Clark, Commodore of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club, William Clark, Andrew Coates, William Coates, James Coates, George Coates, J. Hilliard, James Bell, Vice-Commodore of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club, and William Bell.

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03436VTHE THISTLE ANCHORED IN AMERICAN WATERS.; COMING QUIETLY TO ANCHOR NEAR STATEN ISLAND EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING

August 17, 1897 : When the first beams of the rising sun began to color the dull eastern sky yesterday a tugboat could be seen puffing up the Lower Bay toward the Narrows with a tall-masted, shapely sloop in tow.

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