|Repository:||G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport|
|Title:||Records of the Schooner Atlantic|
|Extent:||94 pieces, 2 vols.|
|Abstract:||Records of the racing yacht Atlantic. Includes several pieces of ephemera from her victory in the 1905 Ocean Race for the Kaiser’s Cup, as well as a small journal kept on board for the race. Collection also includes a number of newspaper clippings detailing her construction, successes under the ownership of Wilson Marshall, and eventual loss.|
The ATLANTIC, a three-masted racing schooner, was built in 1903 at the Townsend and Downey shipyard for Wilson Marshall. Two years later she achieved her greatest honor by racing from Sandy Hook, New York to The Lizard, Cornwall, England and winning the “Ocean Race” and its large trophy presented by Emperor William II of Germany.
She also had the distinction of serving in World War I as a mother ship for submarine chasers, and as a U.S. Coast Guard as a training ship from 1941-1947.
On 30th of January 1982, she was broken up at Newport Harbour, Virginia..
Restrictions on Access
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.
Restrictions on Use
Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Yacht racing Yachting
Correspondence Journals (Accounts) Logbooks Printed ephemera Printed ephemera Scrapbooks Telegrams
Coll. 268, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||1||Pamphlet, “Race for the Ocean Cup”; 1905 (2 pieces)|
|2||Booklet, “The Log of the Atlantic” (one missing illustrations); 1905 (2 pieces)|
|3||Booklet, “Dinner to Wilson Marshall to Celebrate the Victory of the Atlantic in the Ocean Race for the Kaiser’s Cup”; 1905 (1 pieces)|
|4||Loose leaf journal kept on board the Atlantic (Schooner) by “Louis”; 1905 May 15-31 (11 pieces)|
|5||Pamphlet, “Evening Prayer on Board the Flagship Atlantic”; 1907 (1 pieces)|
|6||Newspaper clippings related to the Atlantic (Schooner); 1903-1979 (8 pieces)|
|7||Photocopies of photographs, Atlantic (Schooner) and Wilson Marshall, owner. (originals transferred to Historic Photograph Collection); ca 1905 (2 pieces)|
|8||Scrapbook (unbound) of letters and telegrams, 1905 (13 pieces)|
|9||Scrapbook (unbound) of letters and telegrams, 1905 (6 pieces)|
|10||Scrapbook (unbound) of letters and telegrams, 1905 (14 pieces)|
|11||Scrapbook (unbound) of letters and telegrams, 1905 (7 pieces)|
|12||Scrapbook (unbound) of letters and telegrams, 1905 (6 pieces)|
|13||Scrapbook (unbound) of letters and telegrams, 1905 (6 pieces)|
|14||Scrapbook (unbound) of letters and telegrams, 1905 (8 pieces)|
|1||Logbook of a cruise of the Atlantic (Schooner) 1904 (1 volume)|
|2||Scrapbook, “Across the Ocean for the Kaiser’s Cup,” 1905 (1 volume)|