Viewing Record 6236 of 12427
Previous Record  Next Record
Switch Views: Lightbox | Image List | List

Welcome to the archived version of the MIT Museum's online collections portal! This site was used to test features and content for the newly redesigned MIT Museum Collections site, which has now launched with over 106,000 objects. Please use the new MIT Museum Collections site for further research and discovery. Webmuseum.mit.edu remains online during the transition period but will not receive new updates or content.

The America- Start of Race for Royal Yacht Squadron Cup August 22nd 1851

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: print
Maker: Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 18 1/2 in x 24 in
Nomenclature: schooner yachts; Royal Yacht Squadron; American
Classification: racing

A view of the racing yacht 'America' starting the race of the Royal Yacht Squadron's 53-mile regatta around the Isle of Wight, which she completed ahead second place by 18 minutes. 'America' was built for a syndicate of American yachtsmen as a response to The Great Exhibition of 1851, which was an exhibition showcasing to the world British cutting-edge science and technology. The yacht attracted enormous attention from yachtsmen, shipbuilders, and boatmen as her new design influenced international yacht building.


Related Objects

thumbnail The America at the Start of the Race for Royal Yacht Squadron Cup, August 22nd 1851
Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth

Related Vessels

thumbnail Cambria, RTYC