• 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.

The sloop Mayflower was the victorious U.S. defender of the sixth America's Cup in 1886 against English challenger Galatea. It was designed by Edward "Ned " Burgess, built by George Lawley & Son and launched in 1886 for owner General Charles J. Paine of Boston. Built entirely of oak and hard pine, it was skippered by Martin V.B. Stone.

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 Mayflower (yacht).
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