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Resolute and Vanitie in elimination series to decide Defender of the America's Cup

NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 1920.

It is the intention of the New York Yacht Club to resume its elimination contests between Resolute and Vanitie next spring and not pick the defender of the America's Cup until after the series is ended.

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Photos of Shamrock IV, challenger of America's Cup 1920Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

The Shamrock IV was the first of the yachts designed and built for Lipton by Charles E. Nicholson. It was an unconventional looking vessel and was nicknamed the "ugly duckling".

The Yachting World's description:
"Her greatest beam is forward of the mast which gives her a very exagerated "cod head" and the extreme bluffness detracts from her looks...

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CarterJVBorn in Wivenhoe in 1850, John Carter began sailing at a young age aboard "smacks", the typical fishing boats of Rowhedge and its neighbourhood. At the age of 22, he helmed small yachts and in 1875, he distinguished himself as the skipper of the 10-ton Lancer and later of the 110-ton cutter Moina.
His reputation led to him taking command of the Genesta, the English challenger for the fifth America's Cup. The American yacht Puritan won the first race.

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CameronSVA Delaware artist, Scott Cameron paints the simple elegance of the America's Cup races, serene coastal marsh scenes, timeless landscape vistas and historic steamboats in a style reminiscent of the era in which they reigned.

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03476VNathaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922) is recognized as one of the leading American maritime photographers.
He had roots in Massachusetts, but he was born on January 9, 1847 far from blue water in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The son of an influential Unitarian minister, Stebbins became fascinated with the sea at an early age and made at least one ocean voyage to South America as a passenger in a sailing vessel.

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