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The Herreshoff Brothers and their Torpedo Boats, Part VIII 

A series of papers on bringing innovation to the “New Navy”

THE HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM / AMERICA’S CUP HALL OF FAME is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition. The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is one of the nation’s most important historic maritime treasures.

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A series of papers on bringing innovation to the “New Navy”

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A series of papers on bringing innovation to the “New Navy”

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Eight New York 30s were contracted on this day in 1904. 18 New York 30s were built in total during the winter of 1904-1905. Bray & Pinheiro wrote of this fleet in "Herreshoff of Bristol": "By the time the eighteen New York 30s were ordered by New York Yacht Club members in the fall of 1904, the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. was well equipped to build them, having already delivered about a dozen each of the somewhat similar Buzzards Bay 30s and the Bar Harbor 31s. Still, it seems remarkable that all eighteen New York 30s could be built in such a short time and on such short notice. The first boat, in fact, was tried out only six weeks after the contract was executed, and all eighteen were ready in time for their first race at the end of May 1905.The popularity and longevity of the New York 30s is astonishing. Naturally, racing was most active before World War I, when the boats were still quite new and were similarly rigged. Fifty-one races, for example, were held in the first season..."📸 ADELAIDE (HMCo. #635) - the first of the December 6, 1904 contracts; HMM Collection#NYYC #NewYork30 #HMCo #Herreshoff #WizardOfBristol #HistoricPhoto #OneDesign #GaffRig #ClassicYachts #WoodenBoats #GildedAgeYachts ... See MoreSee Less
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It's that time of year--we are marking down lots of items in our End of Season Sale! Check out ShopHerreshoff.org to snag some awesome deals before we close for the season. Some of your #HMM favorites are up to 60% off, including the HMM Pocket Tees in select colors! Please note: All items in this sale are final sale and cannot be returned or exchanged. Membership discount is applicable; all other promotions and discounts do not apply to these items. #herreshoff #classicyachts #clearance #ShopHerreshoff ... See MoreSee Less
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