Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Photo by ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi
Columbia  1871
Columbia was one of the two yachts to successfully defend the second America’s Cup race in 1871 against English challenger Livonia. Design:Columbia was a wooden centerboard schooner designed and built in 1871 by Joseph B. Van Deusen in Chester, PA for owner Franklin Osgood of the New York Yacht Club. Career: Skippered by Andrew J. Comstock, Columbia won the first two 1871 best-of-seven races against Livonia. She was beaten by Livonia in the third race, in which Columbia, damaged from the second race, was skippered by Horatio Nelson “Nelse” Comstock. She was the first America’s Cup…