A good book....history: "The America" The Story of the Worlds Most Famous Yacht.
Author:Charles Boswell ; Pub. David McKay Co, Inc. 1967 LCCCN: 68-10959
Her last days: WW2 started....she was stored in the corner of the yard under a steel roof...the following Spring, Palm Sunday two to three feet of snow sat on the roof.Condition of the wood was brittle....the tons of snow and steel came down...crushed her into a thousand pieces.Year 1942.
1889 photo......Vineyard Sound
Transom Eagle is "America's"
Model by Lloyd McCaffery....length 39.5"...very accurate...valued at 60,000 clams.
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