Anglo-American Atlantic Yacht Race of 1870.Start of the Yachts Dauntless and Cambria from Queenstown to New York on the 4th July... [publisher's dedication.]
London, Published May 25th 1871 by Wm. Foster, 17, Billiter Street, City.
Scarce hand coloured lithograph, image 370 x 615mm. 14½ x 24¼". Crease to lower right corner, some faint spotting; unexamined out of frame. Very scarce.
The schooner yacht Cambria, of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, won the "great ocean race" of 1870 against the American yacht Dauntless, from Daunt Rock, Queenstown, Ireland, July 4th, to Sandy Hook on the New Jersey coast, USA - arriving July 27th. The Dauntless was commanded by James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841 – 1918), publisher of the New York Herald and the youngest Commodore ever of the New York Yacht Club. His extravagant lifestyle and shocking behaviour are believed to have inspired the phrase "Gordon Bennett" as an expression of incredulity. Short descriptions of each yacht below title. By Thomas Goldsworth Dutton (1819/20 - 1891; fl.).
See Parker: 2245 for the companion print. Not in NMM.
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