Yachts and Yachting


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775Antique yacht list with yacht club flags and yacht flags.DetailsHunt and Company1886
Hunts Universal Yacht List 1886
Hunt and Company
1886
LOC:0
$425.00Hunt-and-CompanyHunts-Universal-Yacht-List-1886A great gift for a sailing or yachting enthusiast. Hunts Universal Yacht List for 1886 contains 29 pages of colour printed yacht club flags and colored flags for individual yawls, schooners and cutters, with over 60 pages of interesting trade advertisements (many illustrated). This scarce, compact, antique volume is the 1886 edition in a series that were published annually between 1848 and 1914. Contains a long alphabetical list of specifications for 4800 largely British yachts including the following fields: name of yacht; rig; length; beam; tonnage; depth; owners; a key to the name of one the 61 participating yacht clubs; signal letters; year built; year altered; builder; sailmaker; and distinguishing flag. <br></br> Includes signal flags in color along with regatta dates, a list of owners, list of agents, staff and yachts of all the principal yacht clubs of the World, tide tables, prize winners, etc. <br></br> Bound in the original blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering and a royal crest to the upper cover. Professionally rebacked in gilt-decorated navy-blue morocco. Publisher: London: Hunt & Co., 119 Church Street, London. 422 pages.
6553Early pre-Intracoastal Waterway charts of eastern seaboardDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1916
8 Charts Inside Route New York to Key West or ICWW 1916
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1916
LOC:300
$585.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-Survey8-Charts-Inside-Route-New-York-to-Key-West-or-ICWW-1916Very scarce and complete set of eight U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey folding navigational charts for the inside route for maritime traffic on the eastern coast of the United States from New York South. Third edition. These historical charts from 1916 predate the U.S. Government's ownership of the route which later became part of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) . Placed end to end, the charts would extend over 18 feet long. <br><br> Includes the 94 page Coast Survey Sailing Directions that once housed the 8 charts in an attached interior envelope. Card cover. Binding intact. Price when issued was 20 cents. <BR> </BR> A bit of research shows that in its early history some portions of the inside route were owned and dredged by private entities who charged a toll to vessels for passage, sometimes by stringing a chain across narrow passages to restrict traffic flow. In fact, chart 7 contains manuscript pencil annotations, obviously made during a voyage, of "Toll" and "Toll chain" that reflects that little-known fact. Interestingly, the toll chains are not noted as part of the official chart. After 1919 Congress mandated that the entire passage should be turned over to the Federal government and the tolls were eliminated.<BR> </BR> Size of each chart when folded is approximately 8" x 5". These 8 lithographed working navigational charts capture the full extent of the eastern U.S. inside route in detail with some manuscript pencil annotations, especially in Florida. Chart sections include roughly these areas and chart sizes: (one dimension is typically 10" and the other dimension is below). <BR> 1. Jersey City to Philadelphia - 10" <BR> 2. Philadelphia to Norfolk - 33" <BR> 3. Norfolk to Cape Lookout - 28" <BR> 4. Cape Lookout to Murphy Island - 31" <BR> 5. Murphy Island to Fernandina - 35" <BR> 6. Fernandina to Cape Canaveral -28" <BR> 7. Cape Canaveral to Miami -32" <BR> 8. Miami to Key West - 24" <BR>
6563Gold leaf painting of a ship by C.A. DeeringDetailsDeering, G.G.1919
Painting on Gold Leaf Ship Marie Sophie of Falmouth
Deering, G.G.
1919
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$975.00Deering--G-G-Painting-on-Gold-Leaf-Ship-Marie-Sophie-of-FalmouthPainting on Gold Leaf of the Schooner Ship Marie Sophie of Falmouth on masonite and housed in an early frame (painted tan). Original brass hangers. Seller noted: "Unsigned but I believe this was done by Carroll A. Deering son of the owner of the G.G. Deering Shipyard at Bath, Maine (later Bath Iron Works)." <br></br> Purchased in 2013 with other Deering memorabilia from 1919. <br><br> According to an online article by the National Park Service about the ghost-ship Carroll A. Deering (l. 1919). <div class="indenttextblock"> On January 29, 1921, the ship was making a return trip to Hampton Roads, Virginia from Barbados when she passed the Cape Lookout Lightship. According to the lightship a crewman, who did not look or act like an officer, reported that the ship had lost its anchors. <br><br> This was the last report of the ill-fated Deering before she was found run aground and abandoned. At 6:30 am on January 31st, C.P. Brady of the Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Station spotted a five-masted schooner in the morning light, aground and helpless on the shoals…. Upon investigating the ship, it was discovered that all personal belongings, key navigational equipment, certain papers, and the ship’s anchors were missing. Food was laid out as if in preparation for a meal. But there was no sign of the crew. Source: http://www.nps.gov/caha/historyculture/theghostship.htm</div>
5107America's Cup chart in Newport Block Island & Marthas Vineyard, 1937.DetailsClegg, Ernest1937
Chart of the Waters between Newport Block Island and Marthas Vineyard
Clegg, Ernest
1937
LOC:88
$155.00Clegg--ErnestChart-of-the-Waters-between-Newport-Block-Island-and-Marthas-VineyardDecorative chart of the waters between Newport, Rhode Island, Block Island, & Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts for the America's Cup races in 1937, after Ernest Clegg. Contains historical information and boat images for previous America's Cup races. Side panel with an explanation of the chart. Ropework outline. Reduced size, not engraved and printed by Beck. <br></br> Ernest Clegg (1876-1954) was a yachtsman, calligrapher, graphic designer, and cartographer. Among numerous other works, Clegg designed a series of three decorative charts recording the America's Cup Races off Newport, RI in 1930, 1934 and 1937. <br></br> From the August 7, 1937 issue of the Illustrated London News.
488Illustrated book of racing sailboat plans and prints by Herreshoff MfgDetailsHaffenreffer, R.F.1940
Yachts by Herreshoff
Haffenreffer, R.F.
1940
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$150.00Haffenreffer--R-F-Yachts-by-HerreshoffPromotional book by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island ca. 1940. Contains eight color reproductions of America's Cup race winners built by Herreshoff, after drawings by R.F. Paterson. These classic vessels designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff or W. Starling Burgess include the Vigilant, Defender, Columbia (2), Reliance, Resolute, Enterprise and Rainbow. A "Roll of Honor" for these successful America's Cup defenders on page 47 shows that the boats were owned by many of the business leaders of the early 20th century including Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vincent Astor, Alfred Sloan, J.P. Morgan, and Walter Chrysler, among others. <BR> </BR> With numerous other black and white photographs of Herreshoff-built boats and manufacturing processes. Contains plans and specifications on glassine paper for eight smaller Herreshoff one-design class offerings from 11 to 31 feet. Table of Contents and Registry of Owners. <BR> </BR> Number 8741 presented to J.G. Sheldon. 53 pages as issued.
6486Oblique pictorial birds-eye view of Freemantle, Australia in 1985.DetailsMaslin, John A.1985
America's Cup pictorial bird-eye view of Freemantle, Western Australia
Maslin, John A.
1985
LOC:1404
$350.00Maslin--John-A-America-s-Cup-pictorial-bird-eye-view-of-Freemantle--Western-AustraliaAttractive oblique pictorial birds-eye view map of the town and harbor of Freemantle, Western Australia. July 1985 edition. Copyrighted and produced by Ausimap, Perth. Cartography by John A. Maslin. <br><br> In addition to Cockburn Sound and Freemantle Harbor the expansive birds-eye view shows Success Harbor, the fishing boat harbor, and the America's Cup harbour at Freemantle. <br><br> Two years before this map was published, and for the first time in 132 years, the America’s Cup was won by a team from other than the USA. That year, in Rhode Island, Australia II, skippered by John Bertrand defeated Dennis O'Conner on the Liberty. In 1987 the America's Cup race was held in Freemantle, Australia where the Stars & Stripes 87 won the series in a four-race sweep.