Cobourg Newspaper Index
Yacht Aida
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Aida was about 56' long plus bowsprit and won many races, cruised lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte under the Carter family ownership. there is a half model in the trophy room at the R.C.Y.C.
Notes
Yachting had been popular in Cobourg as early as the 1850s. Regattas were held in the harbour and Cobourg was a noted shipbuilding centre in the early eighteen-thirties. Later, Cobourg was on of the points on Royal Canadian Yacht Club Three Point race, the others being Toronto and Rochester. This yacht was purchased in the New York city area about 1906 by H.J. and W.E.H.Carter. they sailed up the Hudson River and Erie Canal to Oswego and then to the R.C.Y.C. in Toronto. Here is was sailed and raced extensively until about 1915 when the lead keel was donated to the war effort as was the case with many other yeacts. It was sold in 1918 and remained at the R.C.Y.C. for several more years. Then it was sold again and went to Kingston area. It reappeared at the National Yacht Club, Toronto as a schooner named El Viento about 1945. in the early 1950s it again changed hands and went to the West Indies to be used in the inter island trade where it was lost after striking a reef.
Date of Original
c. 1910
Subject(s)
Local identifier
797-3
Collection
Historical Photographs
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Cobourg Public Library
Email:info@cobourg.library.on.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

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Yacht Aida


Aida was about 56' long plus bowsprit and won many races, cruised lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte under the Carter family ownership. there is a half model in the trophy room at the R.C.Y.C.