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1851-1937

   "If we can fly today in the San Francisco Bay, this is because there have been "adventurers" like Walter Greene and Mike Birch.
   To understand the future, we must know and respect the past."

Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

00674VGALLANTLY SHOWED THE WAY IN THE CUP CONTEST

In a Variable Sailing Breeze the American Defender Proved the Faster Yacht.

LogoNYT October 07, 1893 - At 11 o'clock, when flagship May ...

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As often as the story of the cup is told, is related the good old tale of the famous dialogue of the queen with her signal-master, who, peering from the deck of the Victoria and Albert down The Solent, was asked by Her Majesty: "
- Say, signal-master, are the yachts in sight?
- Yes, may it please Your Majesty.
- Which is first?...

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Launching of Enterprise, April 14, 1930Enterprise, defender of the America's cup in 1930
Immediately after the first meeting of the America's Cup Committee, Vice-Commodore Aldrich set about forming a syndicate of seven members: Vice-Commodore Winthrop W. Aldrich, Commodore Vincent Astor, Commodore George F. Baker, Jr., Captain Floyd L. Carlisle, Commodore E. Walter Clark, Commodore Harold S. Vanderbilt.

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NathanaelGHerreshoffVThe  "Wizard of Bristol"

Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (March 18, 1848 – June 2, 1938), is a descendant of Frederick Herreshoff, a Prussian engineer who settled in Rhode Island in 1790, marrying Sarah Brown, daughter of John Brown, the leading shipbuilder in that state. Among their children was Frederick, born in 1808, ...

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BollesVCharles E. BOLLES (1847-1914) was a prominent maritime photographer of the end 19th and early 20th century. His photographs are in the collections of the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Library of Congress.

The Detroit Publishing Company has published numerous photos of the America's Cup without specifying the name of the photographer...

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BaldwinFWVFrederick William Baldwin, was born at South Lowestoft, Suffolk on 17 March 1899, eldest of the two sons of William Baldwin, a bricklayer [builder], and his wife Clara née Hubbard, who married at Lowestoft in 1898.

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