SHAMROCK III and RELIANCE, 1903

View of the British challenger, SHAMROCK III, 134’, racing against the American defender, RELIANCE, 143’, at the start of the third America’s Cup race, at New York Bay. Photographer: James Burton. © Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic, CT, #B939

HUSTLER, 1959
HUSTLER, a beautiful, well-known yacht of the 1950s, impressed the Rosenfelds so much that in 1956 Morris Rosenfeld had a holiday card made with this now very popular image. © Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic, CT, #152857

Two potential America’s Cup defender J class sloops RAINBOW, #J4, and WEETAMOE, #J1, racing of Newport, RI. RAINBOW was a 126’7” design by Burgess & Donaldson, Inc. and built in 1934 by Herresho Manufacturing Co. of Bristol, RI. WEETAMOE was 125’9” and built in 1930 by Herresho Manufacturing from designs by Sparkman & Stephens. © Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic, CT, #68275F

RAINBOW and WEETAMOE, June 1934

WEETAMOE and VANITIE, 1934
J Class cutters WEETAMOE, #J1, and VANITIE #I3, crossing tracks, in 1934 at the America’s Cup pre-trials. WEETAMOE was a Sparkman & Stephens design built in 1930 by the Herresho Manufacturing Co. of Bristol, RI. VANITIE was designed by Burgess & Morgan and built in 1914 by George Lawley & Son Corp., in Boston, MA. © Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic, CT, #67765F

SARABAND, 1936
Designed by Nathanael Greene Herresho and built in Bristol, RI, in 1906, SARABAND (D/8), a 90’ schooner, shows her classic racing form in this photograph taken along the Rhode Island coast. © Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic, CT, #77010F

ISTALENA, 1930
M Class cutter ISTALENA, #10, under sail on a windy day. ISTALENA was an 87’ racing sloop owned by George M. Pynchon, until 1933. She was a Nathanael Herresho design and was built in 1929 by the Herresho Manufacturing Co. of Bristol, RI. © Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic, CT, #40974F

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