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Accession Number: 1947.1217.2
Type: photograph
Maker: Bolles, Charles Edwin
Date: 1899
Description: Port view of SHAMROCK and COLUMBIA on starboard tack. Photograph was taken by Charles Edwin Bolles in 1899. Bolles was a Brooklyn, NY photographer, active c.1890-1910. This photograph is embossed in the lower right corner; "COPYRIGHT 1899/ BY/ C.E. BOLLES, BROOKLYN, N.Y.". SHAMROCK is a keel cutter and was designed by William Fife, Jr., and built by Thornycroft, in Millwall on the Thames, England 1899. She was a British challenger in 1899. COLUMBIA is a keel cutter who was designed and built by N. G. Herreshoff, in Bristol, RI 1899. She was commissioned to be built by: Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan, Edwin D. Morgan and C. Oliver Iselin. Captain Charles Barr was helmsman for the 1899 America's Cup race. In 1901COLUMBIA defeated CONSTITUTION, a new Herreshoff boat, to gain the right to defend a second time. Used as a "tune-up" boat for the 1903 America's Cup trials.

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