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    Default the most famous sailing photograph

    can you think of another?

    flying spinnakers, rosenfeld

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    12meter northern light chasing the 12meter gleam
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    The Fife racing schooner “Suzanne”, ​Beken of Cowes, 1911.
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    Not a photograph, but I went aboard Northern Light 15 -20 years ago when she was in Newport, RI. She was for sale & not a lot of money for what she is (well under 100K as I remember) & I had a good hour or 2 of fantasy on turning her into a cruising boat. Luckily sanity prevailed.

    That is an amazing photograph though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post

    The Fife racing schooner “Suzanne”, ​Beken of Cowes, 1911.
    alternate photograph title 'bejesus!"
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    Ingomar and Elomina - The Rosenfeld Collection

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    love the dude standing on the spreaders at the topmast of the foremast
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    Either just finished dowsing the topsail or getting it ready to go. Either way you have to be pretty confident

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Not a photograph, but I went aboard Northern Light 15 -20 years ago when she was in Newport, RI. She was for sale & not a lot of money for what she is (well under 100K as I remember) & I had a good hour or 2 of fantasy on turning her into a cruising boat. Luckily sanity prevailed.

    That is an amazing photograph though.
    A friend owned Northern Light for a while in Michigan. He was in the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle in the Caribbean for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    A friend owned Northern Light for a while in Michigan. He was in the Jimmy Buffet lifestyle in the Caribbean for some time.
    i remember when she sank at the dock in pentwater

    better days here

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    The most famous sailing photographer, Beken of Cowes

    A J class and some BSE
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    1938 Schooner Cup:

    I like the man on the foremast for scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    The most famous sailing photographer, Rosenfeld
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    ^Neverherdofhim.
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    you should get out more

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    .................................................. ........Bluenose in Darmouth, NS -- Photo by W.R. MacAskill



    . .....................................................The Bluenose crossing the finish line -- Photo by W.R. MacAskill
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    Rosenfeld? I'd never seen a photograph of him and always imagined him differently. That was a surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    you should get out more

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    Someone once told me that the pole went shortly after the OP picture was taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i remember when she sank at the dock in pentwater

    better days here

    She wasn't the only nice boat to sink.


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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Ill see your scruff, and raise you a gent.


    https://www.beken.co.uk/
    They haven't left much of an online trail but Eileen Ramsay and Alastair Black were responsible for some very dramatic images and more recently Kos had an adventurous approach.

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    Rescue on Port Phillip Bay. Jack Pompei in one of his boats.

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    this one might be the most famous.

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    Although beefcake Hayden might be more famous.

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    Please excuse the thread drift:

    I think the best photographer of sailing boats active now is this man:



    John Greene, of Cowes.

    John has done a bit of sailing himself …



    Spinnaker trimmer on the 1971 British Admirals Cup /Sydney-Hobart team boat “Prospect of Whitby”:

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    John has recently taken up shooting classics as well as hot racers:
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    Quailo III, Nicholson 55, owned by Andrew Tseng:

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    I agree with Pless.

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    For years, I would buy and send out Rosenfeld reproduction notecards from Mystic Seaport store. Sadly, they seem to have discontinued them, and I can't find a NOS backstock anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Smoke View Post
    For years, I would buy and send out Rosenfeld reproduction notecards from Mystic Seaport store. Sadly, they seem to have discontinued them, and I can't find a NOS backstock anywhere.
    man, really disappointed with mystic seaport in many ways
    the gift shop used to house a remarkable marine art gallery in three rooms
    plus the another larger store with things like the rosenfeld notecards of which i too mailed out many
    and they had a bookstore too

    all of that is gone, in many ways mystic is becoming like disney world - the gift shop sells toys now, the art gallery is empty and the book store has been expanded into a larger coffee shop

    douchebaggeriness is afoot at mystic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    man, really disappointed with mystic seaport in many ways
    the gift shop used to house a remarkable marine art gallery in three rooms
    plus the another larger store with things like the rosenfeld notecards of which i too mailed out many
    and they had a bookstore too

    all of that is gone, in many ways mystic is becoming like disney world - the gift shop sells toys now, the art gallery is empty and the book store has been expanded into a larger coffee shop

    douchebaggeriness is afoot at mystic

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    I advise you not to visit the British National Maritime Museum or the “Cutty Sark”. It’s worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    I advise you not to visit the British National Maritime Museum or the “Cutty Sark”. It’s worse.
    further mystic rant

    half of the historic vessels that i saw afloat at docks just ten years are now on the hard and covered and in-accessible

    two notable yachts (ngh's aida and lfh's araminta) that were part of their collection have been sold to private interests and are no longer even at the museum much less available for day sails as they were for many years

    mystic has dropped their liability insurance and failed to hire professional captains - many of whom in the past were retired volunteers - thus boats like the breck marshall and the navy launches are permanently tied to the dock instead of giving half hour harbor tours

    the sabino, the effing sabino, a noted coal burning steam boat, is being converted to electric and her boiler and triple expansion engine are being removed - wteverlastingf???

    restoration work still goes on in the shops but access to the shops by the public has been curtailed

    there is no art available for viewing anywhere that i could find

    the cafeteria sucks ass
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Rosenfeld? I'd never seen a photograph of him and always imagined him differently. That was a surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    man, really disappointed with mystic seaport in many ways
    the gift shop used to house a remarkable marine art gallery in three rooms
    plus the another larger store with things like the rosenfeld notecards of which i too mailed out many
    and they had a bookstore too

    all of that is gone, in many ways mystic is becoming like disney world - the gift shop sells toys now, the art gallery is empty and the book store has been expanded into a larger coffee shop

    douchebaggeriness is afoot at mystic

    <rant mode off>

    I'm sure it is a money issue. These boats have to be extremely expensive to maintain and restore.

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    Diane Beeston was an amazing photographer and her photos capture the beauty and excitement of sailing on San Francisco Bay. Beeston is widely considered the dean of San Francisco Bay yachting photography and her book "Of Wind, Fog and Sail" published in 1972, reflects her masterly of marine photography. She was clearly one of the best photographers of the golden age of sailing.

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    Here is a Beeston of my boat Lively Lady.

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