HMCo #458s Mist

S00458_Mist_Construction_Plan.jpg

Particulars

Construction_Record_Title.jpgName: Mist
Later Name(s): Vivian I (1901-1902), Era (c1904-)
Type: Two-and-a-half Rater Fin Keel
Designed by: NGH
Contract: 1895-9-24
Launch: 1895-12-13
Construction: Wood
LWL: 27' (8.23m)
Beam: 7' 8" (2.34m)
Draft: 6' 10" (2.08m)
Rig: Gaff Cutter
Sail Area: 375sq ft (34.8sq m)
Displ.: 3,872 lbs (1,756 kg)
Keel: FK
Ballast: Lead
Built for: Van Wickle, A[ugustus] S[tout]
Amount: $2,100.00
Note(s) in HMCo Construction Record: A. S. Chesebro 1898

Note(s): Vessel information is primarily but not exclusively from the HMCo Construction Record. Supplementary information when not cited here usually appears elsewhere in this record with a complete citation.
"[Sail area info.]" (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "Formula for Obtaining the Limit of Sail-area in Yachts when measured by the Universal Rule Formula." Bristol, R.I., July 13, 1907. Original handwritten document held at the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, R.I.)
"[Displacement (61 cubic feet).]" (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "Formula for Obtaining the Limit of Sail-area in Yachts when measured by the Universal Rule Formula." Bristol, R.I., July 13, 1907. Original handwritten document held at the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, R.I.)


Model

Model #6

Model number: 6
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall

Vessels from this model:
12 built, modeled by NGH
#442s Houri (1894)
#443s Adelaide (1894)
#444s Vaquero I (1894)
#445s Dorothy (1894)
#446s Alerion II (1894)
#447s Celia (1894)
#453s Vaquero II (1895)
#454s Lagofa (1895)
#457s Osprey (1895)
#458s Mist (1895)
#478s [Half-rater for A. J. Drexel] (1896)
#496s Spook (1898)

Original text on model:
"21' WL of 1894 (No. 442, 443, 444, 445, 447 28' 446 ALERION 2 scale)
1895 (28' WL 453 VAQUERO 15" scale ________ 12" scale, 454 LAGODA 19' 6", No. 457 OSPREY 15' 7" WL,
1896 458 27' WL, 478 15'7" WL 1/2 RATER" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model Description:
"#442 Houri, 21' lwl fin-keel sloop of 1894. Also used for #443 Adelaide, #444 Vaquero, #445 Dorothy, #447 Ceila, and with scale change for #446 Alerion, 28' lwl of 1894, #453 Vaquero II, 26' lwl of 1895, #495 Lagofa, 19'6" lwl of 1895, #457 Osprey, 14'5" lwl of 1895, #458 Mist, 27' lwl of 1895, and #478, 14'5" lwl half-rater of 1896." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Related model(s):
Model 1109 by NGH? (1897?); sail, not built
{?}: Fin Keel???


Note: Vessels that appear in the records as not built, a cancelled contract, a study model, or as a model sailboat are listed but not counted in the list of vessels built from a model.


Offsets

Offset booklet number(s): HH.4.93

Offset booklet contents:
#453, #454, #458, #463 [sloops Vaquero II, Lagofa, Mist, Asahi].


Source: Hasselbalch, Kurt with Frances Overcash and Angela Reddin. Guide to The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection. Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., 1997, p. 32-43.

Raw Offset Info Database Entry

Microfilm Reel No. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): HAFH.4.5B
Box No. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): HAFH.4.5B
Acc. No. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): HH.4.93
Vessel Descr. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): #453, #454, #458, #463 [sloops Vaquero II, Lagofa, Mist, Asahi]

Text

Other Contemporary Text Source(s)

"The new two-and-a-half-rater that is being built here for Augustus S. Van Wickle is nearly planked and will be turned over this week. She is double planked, the inner ones being of cedar and the outer of mahogany." (Source: Anon. "Bristol and Vicinity." Bristol Phoenix, October 15, 1895, p. 2.)

"Mr. A. S. Van Wickle's two and a half rater was launched from Herreshoff's Friday [December 13, 1895] at high tide. She is a handsome boat of the fin keel type and somewhat resembles the Dakotah. She will be laid up for the winter at Walker's cove and will take part in many races next season." (Source: Anon. "Bristol and Vicinity." Bristol Phoenix, December 17, 1895, p. 2.)

"Vivian [ex Onward] is a mahogany Herreshoff creation and was the forerunner of the Newport thirties. She is a windward wonder, and the speediest craft of her size on Gravesend Bay." (Source: Rudder, December 1902, p. 523.)

Images

Registers

1902 Manning's American Yacht List (#1770)
Name; Former Name(s): Vivian; Mist
Owner: S. E. Vernon; Port: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Type & Rig Fin K[eel] Sloop
LOA 40.0; LWL 28.0; Extr. Beam 7.10; Draught 7.0
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1899
Note: [3 Races in 1905, all held by Atlantic YC]

1905 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#544)
Name; Former Name(s): Era; Vivian I, Mist
Owner: E. H. M. Roehr; Port: New York
Building Material Wood; Type & Rig Fin Sloop
LOA 38.0; LWL 27.0; Extr. Beam 7.5; Draught 7.0
Sailmaker Ratsey & Lapthorn; Sails made in [19]05; Sail Area 844
Builder Herreshoff Mfg. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1899

1906 Lloyd's Register of American Yachts (#918)
Name; Former Name(s): Era; Vivian I, Mist
Owner: E. H. M. Roehr; Port: Sea Gate, L.I.
Building Material Wood; Type & Rig BF [Bulb Fin], Slp
LOA 38-0; LWL 27-0; Extr. Beam 7-6; Draught 7-0
Sailmaker R&L [Ratsey&Lapthorn New York]; Sails made in [19]05; Sail Area 844
Builder Her. M. Co.; Designer N. G. Herreshoff; Built where Bristol, R.I.; Built when 1899

Source: Various Yacht Lists and Registers. For complete biographical information see the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné under Data Sources. Note that this section shows only snapshots in time and should not be considered a provenance, although it can help creating one.

Supplement

From the 1920 and earlier HMCo Index Cards at the MIT Museum
  • Note: The vessel index cards comprise two sets of a total of some 3200 cards about vessels built by HMCo, with dimensions and information regarding drawings, later or former vessel names, and owners. They were compiled from HMCo's early days until 1920 and added to in later decades, apparently by Hart Nautical curator William A. Baker and his successors. While HMCo seems to have used only one set of index cards, all sorted by name and, where no name was available, by number, later users at MIT apparently divided them into two sets of cards, one sorted by vessel name, the other by vessel number and greatly expanded the number of cards. Original HMCo cards are usually lined and almost always punched with a hole at bottom center while later cards usually have no hole, are unlined, and often carry substantially less information. All cards are held by the Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections of the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass.
From the 1931 HMCo-published Owner's List

Name: Mist
Type: Cutter
Length: 27'
Owner: Vanwickle, A. S.

Source: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. "A Partial List of Herreshoff Clients." In: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Herreshoff Yachts. Bristol, Rhode Island, ca. 1931.

From the 1930s L. Francis Herreshoff Index Cards at the Herreshoff Marine Museum
  • Note: The L. Francis Herreshoff index cards comprise a set of some 1200 cards about vessels built by HMCo, with dimensions and / or ownership information. Apparently compiled in the early 1930s, for later HMCo-built boats like the Fishers Island 23s or the Northeast Harbor 30s are not included. Added to in later decades, apparently by L. F. Herreshoff as well as his long-time secretary Muriel Vaughn and others. Also 46 cards of L. F. Herreshoff-designed vessels. The original set of index cards is held by the Herreshoff Marine Museum and permission to display is gratefully acknowledged.
From the 1953 HMCo Owner's List by L. Francis Herreshoff

Name: Mist
Type: 27' fin keeler
Owner: A. S. Van Winkle
Year: 1899
Row No.: 445

Source: Herreshoff, L. Francis. "Partial List of Herreshoff-Built Boats." In: Herreshoff, L. Francis. Capt. Nat Herreshoff. The Wizard of Bristol. New York, 1953, p. 325-343.

From the 2000 (ca.) Transcription of the HMCo Construction Record by Vermilya/Bray

Month: Sept
Day: 24
Year: 1895
E/P/S: S
No.: 0458
Name: Mist
LW: 27'
B: 7' 8"
D: 6' 10"
Rig: Cutter
K: FK
Ballast: Lead
Amount: $2100.00
Notes Constr. Record: A.S. Chesebro? 1899
Last Name: Van Winkle
First Name: A. S.

Source: Vermilya, Peter and Maynard Bray. "Transcription of the HMCo. Construction Record." Unpublished database, ca. 2000.

Note: The transcription of the HMCo Construction Record by Peter Vermilya and Maynard Bray was performed independently (and earlier) than that by Claas van der Linde. A comparison of the two transcriptions can be particularly useful in those many cases where the handwriting in the Construction Record is difficult to decipher.

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Research Note(s)

"Built in 80 days (contract to launch; equivalent to $26/day, 48 lbs displacement/day)." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. January 1, 2018.)

Note: Research notes contain information about a vessel that is often random and unedited but has been deemed useful for future research.

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