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AMERICA AND VICTORIA & ALBERT
VICTORIA & ALBERT I AND AMERICA 1851 - Vessels of the British and American navies are waiting for the tide off the Needles. As Victoria & Albert I and Black Eagle steam into the bay, America glides across their path.
AMERICA'S FLEDGLING NAVY
America's fledgling Navy - 1800 - in the 1770s the young U.S. Navy ventured far from home. Three vessels are shown here off Gibraltar in company with a cutter of the English Navy.
CASTLE CORNET, GUERNSEY
1818 - An American Brig is seen in the outer harbour of St. Peter Port. A British cutter to the right and French fighting vessel are in the foreground. Castle Cornets north east bastion is to the right.
ENCHANTRESS
She was built in 1869 in New York Bay by Capt. Bob Fish. She followed in the wake of the yacht "America" and raced in England. Enchantress is seen here ghosting along New York Bay, passing Constitution. Constitution was known as Old Ironsides and was a training ship for apprentices in the late 1870s. Limited Edition lithographs printed in Paris on heavy watercolour stock, in a minimum of 20 colours, with exceptional luminosity.
IN ROYAL COMPANY
A cutter of the Royal Yacht Squadron is shown in company with the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Queen's Standard at the main, denotes her majesty being aboard.
JOLIE BRISE
THE JOLIE BRISE OFF THE ROYAL WESTERN YACHT CLUB AT PLYMOUTH 1925 - Having just won the first Fastnet race in 1925, the Jolie Brise sails pas Plymouths waterfront, flying the colours of the Royal Western, under command of Rear Commodore E.G. Martin. In all, she won 3 times.
MOUNT ORGUIEL
1815 - A Dutch trader in Gorey Harbour, with a cutter and other vessels. The medieval Mount Orgueil Castle is strategically positioned overlooking Gorey and its harbour. It was built in the 13th century to protect Jersey from French raiders and for centuries was the political and military headquarters of the English Crown in Jersey.
MOONLIGHT AT SANDY HOOK
Two schooners are seen becalmed off the sandspit known as Sandy Hook that encloses New York Lower Harbour. Sandy Hook Light Vessel to the left marks this hazard to shipping.
ST HELIER, JERSEY
1820 - An American ship enters the harbour, passing Elizabeth Castle. In the foreground, a traditional fishing vessel prepares to leave for the mackeral grounds. A steady trade took place between the Islands and America, from the early days of the Colony.
ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY
1780 a sloop of war and frigate are shown on the Guernsey station. Various squadrons of British warships were deployed to the Islands in the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Castle Cornet can be seen to the left and on the right is the south end of St. Peter Port.
THE FIRST RACE
The very first race of the Saltash Sailing Club in 27th May 1899. The Brunel Railway Bridge can be seen on the right.
WESTWARD
Westward was built of steel by Herreshoff in Rhode Island in 1910. In her first year of racing she started no more than eleven times and each time crossed the line first. She was practically unbeatable in a strong quartering wind. Before the outbreak of the Great War she was sold to Germany. She survived the waR but was sunk in 1947 in Hurd Deep, after the death of her owner. Limited Edition lithographs printed in Paris on heavy watercolour stock, in a minimum of 20 colours, with exceptional luminosity.
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