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    Sale 5386

    Maritime

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 78

    Thomas Oliver (b.1979)

    The New York Yacht Club's three-masted racing schooner Atlantic racing off Castle Gardens, New York Harbour, 1905

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    Thomas Oliver (b.1979)
    The New York Yacht Club's three-masted racing schooner Atlantic racing off Castle Gardens, New York Harbour, 1905
    signed 'Thomas Oliver' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.5 cm.)


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    Atlantic was a big steel three-masted centre-board schooner designed by Gardner & Cox of New York and built by Townsend & Downey in their Shooter's Island yard in 1903. Registered at 206 tons net, she measured 144 feet in length with a 29 foot beam, carried 18,500 square feet of sail and was owned by Wilson Marshall of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    (Please see lot 77 for further details).

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note additional description from the artist: Castle Gardens to the left and Goveners Island to the right 1905