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Regatta of the New York Yacht Club, coming in

Date: 1854
Sight: 490 x 733 mm
Sheet: 521 x 774 mm
Mount: 573 x 792 mm, 5 mm
Image: 453 x 717 mm
Overall: 573 x 792 mm, 5 mm, 0.65 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Lithograph
Object No: 00018997
Place Manufactured:New York

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    Hand coloured chromolithograph by C. Parsons titled 'Regatta of the New York Yacht Club coming in'. It was published by Currier and Ives in 1854. The scene depicts yachts from the New York Yach Club sailing towards the stake boat, used as turning point, during the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta.
    SignificanceThis lithograph is important in representing one of the early regatta races in what is now the oldest and longest running regatta competition in America.
    HistoryThe New York Yacht Club established their Annual Regatta in 1845 when nine members of the Club met in their clubhouse in Hoboken, New Jersey for the first time. Two days later the Club held a 'trial of speed' competition which heralded the start of the Annual Regatta.

    The first race saw the nine yachts racing off Robbins Reef, turning past stake boats off Bay Ridge and Stapleton, out past a buoy off Southwest Spit and finishing at the Hoboken Clubhouse. The inaugural race, watched by thousands of spectators, was won by CYGNET owned by William Edgar. Edgar, a Commodore from 1855-1858, was one of the nine founding members of the NY Yacht Club. Since its inception the Regatta has been held at various different places including Buzzards Bay, Newport, Glen Cove, off Oyster Bay and the western Long Island Sound.

    The New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta is the longest running regatta competition in America. The 150th anniversary of the competition was held in June 2004. Only the political assassination of New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and wars, starting with the Civil War of 1861, have prevented the Annual Regatta from taking place.

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    Web title: Regatta of the New York Yacht Club, coming in

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    Lithographer: Nathaniel Currier

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