Legends | The Perfect Gun For Sailing The High Seas - America's 1st Freedom (press release) (blog)
Unfortunately, his time to enjoy the yacht was short—less than two years after delivery, it sank at its mooring in 16 feet of water. Edward Howland Robinson Green acquired the S. S. United States in 1917. As the son of notorious miser Hetty Green—dubbed "the witch of Wall Street," and the richest woman in the world at the time—Col. Green was able to indulge his wish for “the largest, finest and costliest privately owned yacht in the world,” as Rudder magazine described it. When Colonel Green acquired the steamer, he had it lengthened by 61 feet to stretch 256 feet—longer... Source: www.americas1stfreedom.org
12 meter US 16 America's Cup yacht Columbia, 80 foot Schooner Aquidneck, and another sailboat.
Sparkman & Stephens designed five successful America's Cup defenders for the NYYC. The first was Columbia, winner of...