SHAMROCK

1899 America Cup Shamrock Yacht Cowes Paris Falmouth | Old-print.com LimitedWhen Lipton decided to challenge he was content with no half-way measures, and gave designer Fife a carte blanche order to spare no expense, but to turn out the fastest boat that money could produce.
Shamrock was built by the Thorney crofts, at Mill wall on the Thames, near London. The greatest secrecy was observed in construction. Shamrock was launched June 24th, 1899.

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Shamrock at the Erie Basin, Brooklyn. The beginnings of Lipton and Fife

When Lipton decided to challenge he was content with no half-way measures, and gave designer Fife a carte blanche order to spare no expense, but to turn out the fastest boat that money could produce. William Fife, Jr., was the designer of the successful cutters Clara and Minerva which had raced ...

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01563VSHAMROCK IN PORT AFTER QUICK TRIP

Voyage Made in 14 Days 19 Hours and 54 Minutes.

August 19, 1899 : The cup challenger Shamrock has proved a surprise to America in her introduction. Expected not earlier than some time next week,...

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