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Two New York yachts with very wealthy owners compete in an ocean race off Long Island

Ocean Yacht Race, off Long Island, September 11, 1865, artist's impression
09/11/1865 to 09/13/1865
An extended ocean race between the 106 foot, 200 ton Fleetwing, owned by the son-in-law of Commodore Vanderbilt and the slightly smaller Henrietta, the property of a son of Gordon Bennett began in the early morning and extended to around noon two days later.  Marred by erratic winds, the race between the yachts of two prominent New York names saw Fleetwing as the victor.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Ocean Yacht Race," Harper's Weekly Magazine, September 30, 1865, p. 609. 

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