Scuttlebutt Photos: Coronet
(Newport, RI) Coronet is the world's only remaining Gilded Age vessel, and was recently moved to the International Yacht Restoration School for complete restoration.
Built in 1885 for New York Yacht Club member, Rufus T. Bush, Coronet is 192 feet overall and built entirely of wood, including wooden treenail fastenings. Her hull planking, frames and ceiling are all original and her Stanford White interior is 90% intact. Her history includes sailing around the world twice, rounding the Horn five times, and winning the third trans-Atlantic race in 1887. Amazingly, Coronet has been afloat for all of her 119 years.
The restoration will return Coronet to her original, nineteenth-century configuration with no engine or electricity on board. For additional information about Coronet and IYRS, go to www.yachtcoronet.org.
Photos provided by Onne van der Wal.