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America's Cup Columbia

$496.00

 

Own a piece of Rhode Island history with this model of the Columbia. This model was built plank on frame and features handstitched cotton sails and brass hardware. Show off this 68” x 9” x 65.5” model on the included wooden stand.

 

The Columbia was a racing yacht built to compete in the America’s Cup sailing race. She was designed and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, RI. She won the Cup in 1899, successfully defended the Cup again in 1901, and was sailed in part by Rhode Island native Hope Goddard Iselin, the first woman to crew an America’s Cup vessel. While the Columbia never raced in Newport, the America’s Cup race was held in the City by the Sea for 50 years, starting in 1930.