INDEPENDENCE

"Independence" The Hull Yacht Club's Americas Cup EntryWork on the Constitution was no sooner under way at the Herreshoff shop than word came that Boston would also be in the field to dispute the new boat's right to the honor of defending. It had been eight years since Boston had been represented by a Cup yacht and this word came with something of a shock to the complaisance of the two New York Yacht Club syndicates and was received with poor grace.

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IndepenceLinesVIn 1901, there are two yacht designers engaged in the task of defending the "America" Cup, and the yacht which is being built from Mr. Crowninshield's designs is of a type very widely diferent from what might be called the typical Herreshoff model. The "Independence" is an attempt to apply to the 90 foot yacht a form of hull which has been developed of late years in the keen competition between small craft of 15 and 20-foot waterline.

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03493VFrom the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN (March 30, 1901)

The very liberal policy which is being pursued by Mr. Thomas W. Lawson, the owner, and Mr. B. B. Crowninshield, the designer, of the 90-foot racing yacht, which is now under construction in Boston, for the defense of the America Cup, comes in pleasing contrast to the secrecy which of late years has surrounded ...

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04580VFrom the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - April 13, 1901

In pursuance of their commendable policy of satisfying the very natural and perfectly proper public curiosity as to what manner of yachts are being put afloat for the defense of the "America" cup this year, Messrs. Lawson and Crowninshield, the owner and the designer of "Independence," have furnished...

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IndepSailPlanVFrom THE SUN, April 11, 1901

Through the courtesy of B. B. Crowninshield, the designer of the Independence, THE SUN is able to give the sail plan of the yacht built for Thomas W. Lawson of Boston which is to meet the Constitution in a series of races to be sailed off Newport during the coming summer.

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