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J. P. Morgan’s Hoboken-built Corsair II sometimes flashes by from either an image or reference, but I never saw it: it turned into scrap about 10 years before I was born. I never expected to see anything like it. I did know of Vajoliroja, Johnny Depp’s yacht. And did post this foto (see 3rd foto from bottom) of Atlantide, with some lines like steam-yacht headed up the Hudson last fall. So the following vessels quite astounded me in Mystic. First, Cangarda.
boasts seven steam engines!
If you can, get thee to Mystic soon to see this gem, “managed” by Steven Cobb, a former master of Wavertree and other vessels.
Currently, Mystic has TWO steam yachts aka screw schooner. Amazon was dieselized
Here are a few dozen fotos of Cangarda taken between 1901 and 1999. Here’s a link to an article on the owner of Cangarda (scroll about halfway though). Stuff can go awry at a ship launch, and that ALMOST what happened with Cangarda. Cangarda joins a list of prestigious yachts saved through the efforts of folks at IYRS.
Here’s an article on Amazon, launched 1885!
Finally, just a potpourri of steam yacht images, of which one to see must be Gondola.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.