July 23, 2020
Online Puzzle: DEFENDER Launching
Try this 100 piece digital puzzle! We hope it makes you take a closer look at the many details in this launch day photo from 1895.
This historic photo from the Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins collection shows the HMCo. America's Cup Defender, DEFENDER (HMCo. #452) on the ways during her launching in 1895. We think it makes for a great puzzle because there is so much detail in this image. Can you spot all the spectators on the docks and in small boats all around? How about the crew on DEFENDER's deck? How many boats can you count in the photo? What else do you notice while you are putting the pieces together? Check out the puzzle below or open in a new window and see if you can finish! Some pieces are rotated - hover your mouse over a piece and use the arrow keys to put them in the correct orientation. If you're curious to learn more about DEFENDER, check out this post. You can also explore more of the Historic New England Nathaniel L. Stebbins collection here.