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Plate 6. Cambria, Dauntless, America, Idler and Magic. The Finish off Staten Island - 1870.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Cozzens, Frederick S.; Armstrong & Co.; Scribner & Son
Place made: United States, New York, New York
Date made: 1884
Materials: ink; paper; board
Measurements: 14 1/2 in x 20 3/4 in
Nomenclature: Great International Race; American; schooner yachts
Classification: racing

Plate 6 from 'American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races' after Frederic Schiller Cozzens. The chromolithograph depicts some of the earliest, successful American yacht racers 'America,' 'Cambria,' 'Dauntless,' 'Idler,' and 'Magic' in a cup race finishing off Staten Island in 1870. The yachts are on a starboard tack with 'Magic' in the lead. The race included the English yacht 'Cambria.' The portfolio of prints was originally accompanied by a book by U.S. Navy Lieutenant James Douglas Jerrold Kelley that described each plate and provided historical context. Part of the publication information that was printed on a small label and pasted on the verso is still visible on the verso of this print.


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