More photos from The Yachtsman – including a legendary actress and mistress to Royalty

More photos from The Yachtsman - including a legendary actress and mistress to Royalty - racing sailing yacht Caress rigged as a yawl

Racing sailing yacht Caress rigged as a yawl pictured in The Yachtsman

Caress photographed in a supplement to The Yachtsman No 527, dated May 1901. Photo by Debenham, Cowes. Note the private steam yachts in background; the rigged ship is a steam yacht also.

More photos from The Yachtsman - including a legendary actress and mistress to Royalty - racing sailing yacht Ma’oona in 1908 More photos from The Yachtsman - including a legendary actress and mistress to Royalty - racing sailing yacht Charmaine

Racing yachts Ma’oona and Charmian pictured in The Yachtsman

Ma’oona was owned by Mr Almeric Paget, and the photo taken by Kirk & Son of Cowes appeared in a supplement to The Yachtsman published on October 8th, 1908. The photo of Charmian comes from another supplement dated January 1897, and was taken by Messrs Adamson of Rothesay, NB. Jeff points out that there may be a hulk moored in the background.

More photos from The Yachtsman - legendary actress and mistress to Royalty Lily Langtree pictured being rowed by her sailors More photos from The Yachtsman - steam yacht White Lady owned by legendary actress and mistress to Royalty Lily Langtree

Mrs Lily Langtree steering her steam yacht’s long boat off Hyeres; Mrs Langtrees yacht White Lady, again off Hyeres
These last two photos are from The Sketch, July 10, 1895. Lily Langtry was an extraordinary character who had many wealthy lovers including Queen Victoria’s son Albert Edward (known as Bertie), who was the then Prince of Wales and later became King Edward VII. Her story is told by the online Lily Langtry Museum and by a Wikipedia page.

My thanks go to Jeff Cole for supplying the photos. For more photos from this source, click here:
http://intheboatshed.net/2007/08/23/grand-old-yacht-photos/
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PS – There’s a news article about the sale of the White Lady here, and another photo here. My thanks to Ted Robbens for pointing out.

3 thoughts on “More photos from The Yachtsman – including a legendary actress and mistress to Royalty”

  1. Gavin, after having these photo's in a drawer for 40 years odd and carefully carrying them about when I moved I am glad to see them have the light of day again. For a long time I seemed to be the only one who valued them. I had worried that if something happened to me they'd be tossed out again. Does the Royal Yacht Club of Cowes, whose pennant a lot of these yachts fly, still exist or have a successor with their old archives?

    Thank you for posting them on your site,

    Jeff

  2. Jeff –

    The Royal Squadron at Cowes certainly does exist, but I'd start by contacting the National Maritime Museum. If they went to the museum I'd guess they would be more likely to be seen by the public and by academics.

    Gav

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