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1888 Cythera
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Description: The Cythera Supposed to Have Foundered at Sea. New York, April 14 -- Yachtmen are beginning to abandon hope for the safety of the yacht Cythera, which has not been heard of since seen near Bernegat thirty-one days ago. It will be remembered that on the following day the ocean was swept by a now historic storm which buried the metropolis three days. So great is the grief among the relatives of the missing yachtmen few persons can be found who will talk about the terrible affair. It is discussed i whispers. On board the Cythera were ex-Commodore W.A.W. Stewart, of the Seawanhaka, Corinthian, Eastern and Larchmont Yacht clubs; C. Smith Lee and Captain William Phipps, England. Besides these were the crew and two men in the steward's department. Mr. Stewart's father firmly believes his son will return, but he has been obliged to keep the daily papers from the rest of the family. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, April 16, 1888 :~:~:~:~:~:~: The yawl - rigged cutter - yacht Cythera, owned by Mr. W.A.W. Stewart, sailed from New York on Saturday, Marth 10th -- two days before the great blizzard -- and nothing has been seen or heard of her since Sunday, March 11th, when she was reported off Barnegal. Mr. Stewart was on board, with Mr. C. Smith Lee, of New York, as his guest, and Captain William Phipps, an Englishman, as sailing-master, with a crew of nine sailors, a cook and a steward. The destination of the Cythera was Jassales, in the West Indies; but Mr. Stewart proposed to touch at Hamilton, Bermuda, on the way. More than a month has elapsed, and the yacht has not appeared at either of these places, nor has she been reported from elsewhere. The friends of those on board have almost abandoned hope of their safety, though there is yet the remote chance that the yacht may have run far to windward in the storm, and then been compelled to beat back slowly, perhaps in a disabled condition, to some out-of-the-way island having no regular communication with the rest of the world. The Cythera was built in Fairlie, Scotland, in 1874, by Messrs. Fife & Son. She is 92 feet in length over all, 55 feet water-line, 17 feet 7 inches beam, 12 feet 4 inches deep, and 13 feet draught. Mr. Stewart is one of the best known of New York yachtsmen, and a prominent figure socially. Leslie's by Frank Leslie, 1888
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Lee, Cornelius Smith 126306959
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Phipps, Capt William 126311261
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Stewart, William 126306919
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Ferdinand Zessin
1864 - 1950


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