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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 30, 1865
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in
the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
THE OCEAN YACHT RACE.
THE race between the rival yachts
Henrietta began on the 11th
instant. At a little after 8 o'clock
in the morning the yachts started
from the lightship off Sandy Hook and were soon out of sight. The
Henrietta led the race under
a slight southeast wind, while the
Fleetwing was rather to the
windward. At first the breeze
freshened, but it subsequently died completely away.
The weather throughout the voyage was very fickle, and the contest proved to be
what is called a " drifting"
race, and was thus deprived of much of the interest which would have belonged to
it under other
circumstances. Wednesday at noon the
fleet-wing passed the lightship on its return an hour be-fore the
Henrietta. The former vessel was there-fore declared the winner, though
the voyage is by no means regarded
as a decisive proof of the sailing qualities of either vessel.
Fleetwing was docked off Hunter's
Point. She has just been built, and is owned by Mr. G. A.
OSGOOD, son-in-law of Commodore
VANDERBILT. Her length is 106 feet, beam 21 feet, and depth of
hold 10 feet, with a tonnage of about 200 tons. The
Henrietta, owned by Mr.
JAMES GORDON BENNETT, JUN., has less length of bottom, and her entrance
is not so sharp. Her appearance is strongly
suggestive of strength and endurance. She was built three years since, but has
recently been improved.
THE TURNER FESTIVAL IN
Turner-Bund, was first established in Prussia in 1810. In 1848 the first
society was formed in New York, and thence the organization spread through the
country. It holds an annual meeting or congress, in which measures
necessary to its maintenance and welfare are adopted. This year the
convention met at Cincinnati.
Delegates were present from every
part of the country to the number of about 900. We print on pages 620 and 621.
two engravings illustrating the festival of September 4 at Cincinnati. The
amusements indulged in were those customary among Germans. Of course there was
plenty of Rhine wine and lager bier. Excursions were made to pleasant localities
in the vicinity. Best of all, there was a concert in the evening at Mozart Hall.
The vocal and instrumental music was of the highest order and well rendered,
receiving encore throughout. The gymnastic exercises were such as can only be presented
to the public by the Turners; a patient and tireless energy is required
to acquire the steadiness of nerve
THE OCEAN YACHT-RACE BETWEEN THE "FLEETWING" AND THE "HENRIETTA."