She was raised, repaired and renamed America by the Union, and served the United States Navy on the blockade for the remainder of the war. America was armed with three smooth bore bronze cannon designed by John A.
Dahlgren and cast at the Washington Navy Yard. Assigned to the federal blockading squadron off Charleston , South Carolina, she was on patrol the night of 19 March , when she spotted the smoke of a blockade runner near Dewees Inlet , South Carolina. She immediately launched colored signal flares to alert the rest of the fleet. The runner proved to be the CSS Georgiana , which was described in contemporary documents as the most powerful Confederate cruiser then afloat.
America , Inc. - Take Stock In America [Michael Mathiesen] on blacksmithsurgical.com * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How and Why we must Incorporate the. The old version of America is dead, bankrupt, kaput, finito, done, stick a fork in her. They killed her off with expensive wars and social programs without any.
After the war, America was used as a training ship at the U. America remained in the U. Butler raced and maintained the boat well, commissioning a rebuild by Donald McKay in and a total refit of the rig in by Edward Burgess to keep her competitive. Upon Butler's death in , his son Paul inherited the schooner, but had no interest in her, and so gave her to his nephew Butler Ames in Ames reconditioned America and used her occasionally for racing and casual sailing until , when she fell into disuse and disrepair. America was sold to a company headed by Charles Foster in , and in was sold to the America Restoration Fund, who donated her to the U.
Naval Academy in Annapolis. She was not maintained there either, and by had become seriously decayed. On March 29, , during a heavy snowstorm, the shed where America was stored collapsed. Three years later, in , the remains of the shed and ship were finally scrapped and burned.
She was built for Rudolph Schaefer, Jr. Construction was supervised by her first skipper, Newfoundland born Capt.
A second replica of America was built in by Scarano Boatbuilding of Albany, NY for Ray Giovanni and was operated by him for commercial events until his death. The replicas had several modifications from the original design including widening the beam by 4 feet to accommodate interior layouts.
She features shroudless carbon fiber spars, a two part hull with a removable, aluminum deadwood section for water and fuel tanks and will soon also feature electric motors for propulsion. A second replica of America was built in by Scarano Boatbuilding of Albany, NY for Ray Giovanni and was operated by him for commercial events until his death. The race was held on August 22, , with a The old version of America is dead, bankrupt, kaput, finito, done, stick a fork in her. Archived from the original on She is a rocket ship. She was exhibited in June in San Francisco Bay in concert with exploratory preparations by the Oracle Racing team for the America's Cup race, to be held within the bay.
The original design had only one lantern skylight so three were added to bring light into the interior of the yacht. The yacht spent several years in Key West Florida and now operates whale watching and racing tours out of San Diego.
She was exhibited in June in San Francisco Bay in concert with exploratory preparations by the Oracle Racing team for the America's Cup race, to be held within the bay. A third replica was built in Varna, Bulgaria in Christened Skythia , the boat's home port today is Rostock, Germany, where she is used for commercial charter.
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