Document No 1329: Cup Yachts Hauled Out in Erie Basin, 1893

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AUTEUR : Rosenfeld and Sons

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EDITION : 1893

DATE : 04 Sep 1893



11 x 14 inch gelatin silver print from 4 x 5 glass plate negative photographed by Arthur F. Aldridge in Erie Basin, Brooklyn, NY, 1893. View of two America's Cup yachts hauled out at dry dock. On left is the 105' John B. Paine designed, Lawley built sloop yacht JUBILEE (built 1893 in S. Boston, Mass.) and the 126' Herreshoff cutter COLONIA (built 1893 in Bristol, RI) is on the right. Visible in image: two vessels on dry dock under repair, 110.6' NYYC committee tugboat CYCLOPS (built 1873 in Tottenville, NY) in background, several New York harbor sailing ships seen in the far background. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Arthur F. Aldridge photographer. Handwritten on back of photograph: "Colonia + Jubilee[crossed out] / Jubilee + Colonia / 1893 / Colonia Herreshoff design - syndicate - Rogers - J. Puesib Nirgab - Vanderbilt F.W. + W. K / Jubilee - John Paine Capt. Barr - skipper / #69 Aldridge".

Copyright The New York Times
September 5, 1893: Downing C. Lawrence's yard at the foot or Court Street, South Brooklyn presented a busy scene all day yesterday. A big army of workmen was at work from early in the morning until late at night on the two cup defenders, the Jubilee and Colonia.

Capt. John Barr supervised the work on the Jubilee, and Mr. John B. Paine, who visited the yard, saw that all was going well. The Jubilee is all cleaned and has received her first coat of bronze paint. To-day she will be smoothed off and will then probably be painted again, if it is seen that she needs a second coat. To-morrow she will be potIeaded and will then be launched. As soon as she is in the water she will be officially measured by Mr Hyslop and will then be ready for the trial races.

T he Colonia has been cleaned and painted. Her upper body is white and her under body is green. Some of her lead has been taken out from inside and remolded into two long strips, which have been bolted one on each side of her bulb. This, it is expected, will give her more resistance and keep her from sagging to leeward in windward work.

Capt. Haff and his son Harry, who is mate, are working hard to have the Colonia in the best possible condition, and think she will give a much better account of herself in the trial races than she did during the cruise or the New-York Yacht Club. Her sails are being recut and the new mainsail made by Wilson C. Silsbee of Boston, will be bent on on Wednesday.


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