A photograph (mounted on board) depicting the failure of Shamrock's topmast during the 1899 America's Cup Defense. Caption reads: "DEFENDER'S MISHAP, TOPMAST BACKSTAY CARRIED AWAY." Other boats can be seen throught he fog surrounding Shamrock. Photo is embossed with the mark "WEST & SON/SOUTHSEA/Copyright" at bottom right.
8.5 X 11
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