Americas Cup Columbia 1901 Med. French Finish

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Americas Cup Columbia 1901 Med. French Finish 

Dimensions:  32" L x 4" W x 35" H (approximately) 

With the graceful speed of the waves, unbound freedom of the wind and winning spirit of her famous namesake, these model sail boats, of the Columbia racing yacht, will brighten any room. Sailing atop a shelf, mantle or table this elegant yacht model is the perfect highlight for an office or meeting room, bedroom or beach house. 

  • Authentic museum-quality scale replica of the real Columbia racing yacht
  • Individual plank on frame construction of the hull using fine quality woods, with each plank and wood grain visible through the paint
  • High quality craftsmanship and details, including:
    • Increased details and items on deck compared to standard models
    • Brass wire railing running along gunwales
    • Clear window panes in all deck houses
    • Lifeboats with accurate design and curved bottom
    • Accurate scale of all deck and hull components
    • Thick, sturdy canvas used for all sails
  • Certificate of Authenticity 
  • Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
    • Sails and rigging already complete

 Columbia was the defender of the tenth America's Cup race in 1899 against British challenger Shamrock as well as the defender of the eleventh America's Cup race in 1901 against British challenger, Shamrock II. It was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row.

Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-9 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin D. Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. It was the third winning defender built by Herreshoff.
 
Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.)
 
Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. It easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender, Defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, it won all three races against the British defender, Shamrock in the 1899 America's Cup. Notably, Hope Goddard Iselin was the only female on the crew, serving as a after guard.
 
Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II.
 
In 1903 Columbia was refitted with the hope of being selected for a third time, but it was badly beaten in the selection trials by the yacht Reliance.
 
Columbia was cut up for scrap in 1913 at City Island.
 
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