COLONIA

ColoniaV2In 1893,the New York yachtsmen went to Herreshoff with orders for two cup-defence vessels, and he produced Vigilant, centre-board, and Colonia, a keel boat.
Colonia was owned by a syndicate composed of Archibald Rogers, Frederick W. Vanderbilt, William K. Vanderbilt, F. Augustus Schermerhorn, J. Pierpont Morgan, and John E. Brooks.

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ColoniaFTVColonia was owned by a syndicate composed of Archibald Rogers, Frederick W. Vanderbilt, William K. Vanderbilt, F. Augustus Schermerhorn, J. Pierpont Morgan, and John E. Brooks. She was built of steel, and was a racing machine, pure and simple, as were all four boats constructed that year with an eye to cup defence.
Her dimensions were: Length overall 124 feet; on the water-line 85 feet; beam 24 feet; draft 14 feet.

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