Sports History On This Day: September 11

September 11, 1886 – We all know that the name of a ship named the Mayflower brings a sense of American pride and victory. What we may not realize is that there was another victorious sailing vessel that stirred American pride. It was at the 6th America’s Cup where the New York Yacht Club’s Mayflower defeated Galatea the of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, Scotland for a 2-0 series victory.

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Antonio Jacobsen - Racing Yacht MAYFLOWER (1886)
The photo is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons of Antonio Jacobsen - Racing Yacht MAYFLOWER (1886) Special thanks to the resources of and for the information obtained.

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