• Author: N. L. Stebbins
  • Date: 1887
  • Medium: Photogravure
  • Condition: Very good, with some light foxing in margins
  • Inches: 12 7/8" x 10 1/4"
  • Centimeters: 33.01 x 26.28
  • Price: $175.00

From American and English Yachts, Nanthaniel Livermore Stebbins (1847-1922), text by Edward Burgess (1848-1891). New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1887.

Galatea was the unsuccessful British challenger of the sixth America's Cup race in 1886 against American defender Mayflower.

Galatea, a keel cutter, was designed by John Beavor-Webb and built in 1885 for owner Lieutenant William Henn, R.N. of the Royal Northern Yacht Club. The all-metal Galatea had a steel frame, a lead-filled steel keel, and a riveted steel-planked hull, painted white. The deck was teak.

Nanthaniel Stebbins was a noted American marine photographer, whose surviving photographs document an important era in the development of American maritime activities, as sweeping technological and social changed revolutionized activity on the water, in military, commercial and leisure spheres.

In addition to selling prints of his images, he also produced a number of books of nautical images in his lifetime, including an important illustrated coastal guide, which was path-breaking in showing the practical uses for photography. His photography (and, on occasion, writing) also appeared in such well-known magazines as The Rudder and Yachting.

Uses material from the Wikipedia article Galatea (yacht).
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