Columbia 1899

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Cutter designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff in 1899.Exact ship model replica America's Cup "Columbia"

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There was a crowd in attendance at the launch of the third America's Cup defender designed and built by the Herreshoff brothers.

As ever, the boat has been built in an utmost secrecy, forbidding the access of the yard to every journalists and photographers.

This time the defender helm was put in the hands of Charles Barr.

This was the first time that the famous Scottish skipper, living in he States for some years , had been entrusted with a defender. 'Captain Nat' was going to be his skipper.

Size75 cm L x 72 cm Hgh
Year1899
Historic NoteAs John Brown predicted, Columbia's steel mast broke after the first trials, due to electrolysis. It was replaced by another in Oregon pine for the rest of the trials. The final race was held on October 20th. The struggle was hard and none of the two team