President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy watch the first race of the 1962 America’s Cup in Newport, Rhode Island on September 15, 1962. Jackie is wearing a navy suit designed by Coco Chanel.
Puritan was built in 1885 for the Boston businessman J Malcolm Forbes and raced out of The Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. She was 85 feet and was the defender of the America’s Cup that year. Designed by Edward Burgess and built at Lawlers in South Boston.
these three ships were America’s Cup winners in 1885, 1886 and 1887, all under the flag of the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. The photo is taken in Faneuil Hall in Boston to celebrate after the 1887 win.