One Wooden Ship's Wheel Trophy
early 20th century
ONE WOODEN SHIP’S WHEEL TROPHY (American, early 20th century) composed of ash and mahogany. The outer rim of the wheel is inscribed "VARGRANT 1941 / VERSATILE 1950 / WEETAMORE 1932-3" and the inner brass center is inscribed "ENTERPRISE 1930 / RAINBOW 1934 / RANGER 1937." Harold S. Vanderbilt used this wheel as skipper on three America’s Cup defenders, the Enterprise, Rainbow, and Ranger.
52" x 49" x 13 1/4"
Bequest of Mr. Harold S. Vanderbilt.
frontispiece of "On The Wind's Highway" by Harold S. Vanderbilt, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1939.
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