Art of the Boat – Mystic Seaport 2022 Calendar

Beginning in the age of sail, Morris and Stanley Rosenfeld devoted nearly a century to making remarkable photographs of sail and, eventually, power boats. Through the pictures in the Art of the Boat 2021 calendar, we can look back to the age of sailing on a grand scale and see the start of a new era of power boating. In 1898 using a borrowed camera Morris Rosenfeld won a photo contest with the picture of a three-masted ship on the East River of New York. The $5 prize allowed him to purchase his own camera and begin a career in photography. Together Morris and son Stanley devoted nearly a century to making photographs of boats. Their work —more than one million images— was acquired in 1984 by Mystic Seaport Museum and is the largest collection of maritime photographs in the United States.

This 2021 monthly wall calendar features:

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Vessels featured in the 2022 calendar include:

• The full-rigged ship Joseph Conrad sails out of New York harbor on a frigid January morning in 1935. Launched in 1882, the iron-hulled ship was built in Denmark to serve as a sail training vessel and originally christened George Stage. In 1934 she was purchased by Alan Villers, who rechristened her and then circumnavigated the world. She was sold again, then donated to the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1947 she was transferred to Mystic Seaport, where she floats today.

• Glorious days of summer sailing are only a memory for the crew of this fishing schooner in 1922. To make a living, they will sail when and where the catch is likely to be found, even if that means beating back a coating of ice that threatens to encase their ship.

• Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation motor launch Maybe underway on the Harlem River, near High and Washington Bridges circa 1915. Consolidated was formed in 1896 with the merger of the Charles L. Seabury Co. and the Gas Engine & Power Co. Consolidated built yachts, cruisers, runabouts and tenders on City Island in New York until 1958.

• Four New York 50-Class sloops, Grayling (NY-4), Carolina (NY-5), Spartan (NY-6), and Istalena, (NY-7) race together in a brisk wind during Larchmont Race Week circa 1916. The sloops were commissioned by the New York Yacht Club, designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff, and built at his yard during the winter of 1912-1913. Measuring 72-feet overall and 50-feet on the waterline, they were fast, but comfortable. Nine NY50s were built, and one, Spartan, survives and is sailing after a long rebuild.

• View of the motor yacht Valfreya, believed taken on the Hudson River, New York, as a spectator during the Colonial Yacht Club Race of 1911 or 1912. Valfreya was a 40-foot, raised deck, trunk cabin, screw launch, designed by Henry John Gielow and built by Milton Boat Works at Rye, New York in 1910.

• Tugboat Federal No. 1 tows the three-masted, steel ship Tusitala into New York Harbor in 1925. Built in 1883, she was the last vessel constructed by J. MacGregor & Sons in Greenock, Scotland. Named originally Inveruglas, she was rechristened to honor Robert Louis Stevenson in 1923, then sold in 1924 to U.S. Steel Co. in whose service she is seen here. She served as a U.S. Maritime training ship from 1938 until she was broken up in 1947.

• Alera, a New York 30 Class sloop, is heeled over on a port tack during the Larchmont Races on July 4, 1920. Designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1905 and built at his yard in Bristol, Rhode Island, NY-1, Alera was the first of 18 NY30s. Off the New York Yacht Club rolls in the 1920s, Alera was rediscovered in Canada and moved to Boothbay, ME for a full restoration at Samples Shipyard in 2005.

• Preparing to compete in the 1977 America’s Cup challenge, the 12-Metre Class sloops Courageous and Independence cross tacks during a practice sail. Courageous won the “Auld Mug” for the U.S. in 1974 with Ted Hood at the helm. After selling her to Ted Turner, Hood built Independence, but the older boat proved to be faster. Turner sailed Courageous to a successful Cup defense. Courageous is still under sail in Newport, RI.

• Gar Wood built and drove some of the fastest speed boats in America during the 1920s. His showcase was the Detroit Regatta and the proof was in winning the Harmsworth trophy. He won in 1927 with Miss America V. On August 17, 1928 his new entry crash and sank. He built Miss America VII in 14 days, and recovered the lost engines for her from 90 feet of water in time for the September race. He is shown here leading Miss America V and went on to win the trophy with an average speed of 59.33 m.p.h.

• The sidewheel steam schooner Clermont was the last vessel built by the Lawrence & Foulks yard in Greenpoint, NY. Pictured in October 1892, the year she was launched, Clermont was designed as a private yacht for businessman Alfred van Santvoord, who operated shipping lines in New York. Noted for building fast steam ships in wood, Lawrence & Foulks did not adapt to building in iron, the future of large ships, and closed in 1902.

• Different but equal, five J Class sloops are under sail to start of the J Class race during a New York Yacht Club Cruise on Buzzards Bay, MA. From left to right: Rainbow (J/4), Endeavour (J/K4), Ranger (J/5), Endeavour II (J/K6) and Yankee (J/US2). The J Class was built to the Universal Rule established in 1903. Three of these J Class boats are still sailing: Endeavour, Shamrock V and Velsheda.

• The yacht Sequoia II is underway on the Thames River in New London, CT during the Harvard-Yale races of 1930. The 104-foot vessel was designed by John Trumpy, built at the John H. Mathis & Co. yard in Camden, NJ and launched in 1925. Acquired by the U.S. government in 1931, she became Herbert Hoover’s presidential yacht and was designated the USS Sequoia. She continued to serve U.S. presidents until her sale at the direction of President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

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