Yacht: Seneca

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Anon. “Seneca [Herreshoff #670s].” Photograph, between 1907 and 1916. Published in: Rudder, March 1912, p. 155. (Also in: Rudder, March 1916, p. 134.)

Built for $5,250 for MP Pembroke (herreshoff.info)

Herreshoff design no. 670s

 The following history is courtesy of the Rochester Yacht Club

The first P Class boat, rating 31 feet under the Universal Rule, was the Herreshoff sloop Seneca which successfully defended the Canada’s Cup for the Rochester Yacht Club(RYC) in 1907. Seneca was bought from its RYC owner by Commodore Jarvis of RCYC in 1911 and became the first of a strong group of P’s in the Toronto area. In 1919 RCYC appropriated the sum of $10,000 to purchase additional P Boats for resale to members and four were brought to Lake Ontario from the Atlantic seaboard, raising the total fleet to eight.

More here  on the part Seneca played in the Canada’s Cup Race and her restoration.

Seneca, Chester Race Week, 2018

Designer: Nathanael Greene Herreshoff
Type of Boat: P Class
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1907
Built By:
LOA m / ft: 14.02m / 46'
LOD m / ft: 14.02m / 46'
LWL m / ft: 9.86m / 32'4"
Beam m / ft: 2.74m / 9'
Draft m / ft: 2.03m / 6'8"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 108.7 sq.m / 1,170 sq.ft
Construction: Wood

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