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Title: Rod Stephens standing on COLUMBIA's spinnaker pole, America's Cup, 1958

Accession Number: 1984.187.161415F.29
Type: black-and-white negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, RI, Newport
Date: 1958-09-20 - 1958-09-26
Materials: safety film, Kodak Plus X Pan Film
Description: 35mm black and white negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons during the time of the 1958 America's Cup Races from September 20th to the 26th off Newport, Rhode Island. View of Rod Stephens Jr., COLUMBIA's sail expert, standing on the spinnaker pole of COLUMBIA. The vessel was rigged by Rod Stephens and he often went aloft to check on things himself. COLUMBIA was a 69' 12 meter sloop, sail #US16, designed by Olin Stephens and built by Henry Nevins of City Island in 1958 and was chosen was chosen as the America's Cup defender that year. Negative sleeve info. stamped: "161415F / AMERICA'S CUP 1958 / [Box] 5677". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.

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