lazyjacks: Reliance at the finish, 27 August 1903Library of…

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

lazyjacks:

Reliance at the finish, 27 August 1903
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection
LC-DIG-det-4a15412

The 90-footers were amazeballs. (Note that “90-footer” refers to the waterline length. When they heeled over they got way longer. With the bowsprit and boom their overall length was more like 200 feet.)

The Captioner: Reliance passing the Brenton Reef light ship at high speed, 1903. Photograph by Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins.

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