1876 - The Yacht "Mohawk" - Antique Print

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Item number: PRN020
Genuine Antique Print


Maker: Harper's Weekly.

Antique black and white print published in Harper's Weekly on October 14, 1876. The ship was built in Greenpoint, Brooklyn as the schooner Mohawk for the millionaire cotton merchant William T. Garner. At 140 feet (42.7 meters) she was the largest racing yacht of her generation. Garner, his wife, and all but 2 passengers and 1 crewman were lost when the yacht capsized in a squall during her maiden voyage in New York Harbor on 20 July 1876 off Stapleton, Staten Island. Mohawk was later raised at a cost of $25,000, and bought for the Coast Survey and renamed Eagre, taking its name from a term for a tidal bore, which is in turn derived from à € gir the Norse god of the sea. Can be hand colored by our professional colorist for an additional charge. Text on back is slightly visible through the page. Overall good to very good antique condition with some toning, minor stains, edge wear, and slight creases in the paper. Should look good if framed. Page dimensions are approx. 8.5 x 11 inches. Note: any "rainbows" or strange patterns in the image are called moire pattern- caused by taking a digital photo or scan of the many parallel lines in the print- these are not in the print and we can try to take more photos if you are concerned.

Item Number: PRN020