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Russ Kramer, Fellow

"Annual Cruise of the New York Yacht Club – 1911: Grand Illuminations at Station 4 – New

Oil, 26" x 48"

For decades, New London Harbor was a regular stop on the Club’s annual cruise from Glen Cove, NY, to Newport, RI. For many of the sailing yachts, racing by day gave way in the evening to more leisurely pursuits. Ninety-six vessels of all types crowded the harbor that year; at the sundown cannon, signal flags would be stowed and the illuminations soon began, with rockets and searchlights sending their rays among the fleet and along the shores. Among the vessels depicted are Atlantic, Viking, Maspeth, Aphrodite, Electra and the Club’s flagship Diana, showing her two blue lights at the stern.

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