America's Cup historic items up for auction

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Boston Harbor Auctions is hosting an auction Oct. 16 of historical artifacts of significance to the America’s Cup legacy and the sport of yachting itself.

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Highlights of the sale include a silver-plated replica of the America’s Cup that was given to Chandler Hovey, an America’s Cup champion and participator of several Cup races that span 34 years.

There will be a large assortment of original press photographs from the America’s Cup races over the years, dating back to the 1930s.

Two items up for auction are trophies presented by the Newport Yacht Racing Association when Columbia beat Independence in what is considered a “playoff” series for the Cup in 1901. After knocking out the Herreshoff-built Constitution in the trials a year earlier, Columbia went on to defend the Cup against Shamrock and was successful.

There will also be a pair of silver goblets by Howard & Co. of New York that were presented to J.P. Morgan and passed down within his family.

Click here for information and click here for a photo album of the items to be auctioned.