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.
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.
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.
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PS – There’s a news article about the sale of the White Lady, and another photo . My thanks to Ted Robbens for pointing out.