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The America II is a precise replica of the schooner America, which holds one of the most thrilling stories in yachting history for representing this country in the Great Exhibition of 1851 and winning against all odds ahead of 14 schooners and cutters from The Royal Yacht Squadron of England. The cup went to the USA and has been known as the America's Cup ever since.
The Pilinuro is a steel barkentine boat, originally sailed under the French flag and now owned by the Italian navy and used for training. I chose this particular boat for her shape and hull details, which gave the overall nautical print a different, more dramatic quality. She is also a centerpiece and border detail for one of the nautical pillow prints.
The When and If, a boat I have personally sailed on many times, is so named after George S. Patton commissioned the 63-foot schooner in 1939. "When the next war is over, and if I live through it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world," he said.
The Shenandoah is the icon of Vineyard Haven Harbor. Modeled after the revenue cutter Joe Lane (originally built in 1849), The Shenandoah was built for Bob Douglas in 1964. The boat is a top sail schooner without an engine that sails under the American flag. I featured her as one of the pillow centerpieces in both her black and white hull periods.
The catboat is a favorite style of boat often seen sailing from the Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod with a history that dates from before 1850. Originally, its prime purpose was for fishing; now it is mainly used for pleasure and racing; it's recognized as one of the true American boats. My attraction to catboats as graphic elements is the shape of their sails, which I used as a pillow border



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