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Robbins Reef, Sunset.

  • ARTIST: Fred Cozzens

  • PUBLISHER: Charles Scribner's Sons.

  • MEDIUM: Chromolithograph,

    DATE: 1883.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 14 3/8 x 20 9/16" (36.6 x 52. cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: Plate X from "American Yachts". Printed by Armstrong & Co. The yachts depicted are: Albertina, Lady Emma, Valiant, Lita. The two main yachts depicted are sandbaggers. A sandbagger is a type of sailboat that was popular in the 19th century primarily as a work vessel. Bags of sand were used as ballast. as clams or oysters were brought aboard, sand was dumped overboard. These vessels had an amazing amount of sail, often the jib and boom would double the length of the vessel. Robbins Reef is located in New York harbor, just north of Staten Island.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color, save for some soft creases in the lower and right corners.