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Volunteer Turning Lightship Sept 27, 1887

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: Johnston, J. S.
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1887
Materials: paper; board
Measurements: 12 1/2 in x 17 in
Nomenclature: lightships; sloops; yachts; America's Cup
Classification: vessel depictions

The yacht 'Volunteer' is rounding the lightship at Sandy Hook on September 27, 1887. The photograph was taken by John S. Johnston during an America's Cup race. 'Volunteer' raced against the Scottish challenger 'Thistle' and won. She was the first winning America's Cup yacht with an all steel frame and hull.