Lady's Brief Distress

July 23, 1962
July 23, 1962

Table of Contents
July 23, 1962

British Open
Smith's Place
Bargain Hunters
Horse Racing
Pi√π Tardi Sea
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Lady's Brief Distress

This disheveled hulk, here being towed ignominiously into Newport, R.I. by her powered tender, is the onetime queen of the sea, Columbia, victorious defender of the America's Cup in 1958. Heavy gusts of wind and a welding failure caused her 90-foot aluminum mast to snap during last week's first round of trials to select a new defender to meet the Australian challenger, Gretel, off Newport in September. The accident tossed two of Columbia's crewmen into the roiled waters; but with another set of trials ahead before the final selection, the former defender's chances were still very much afloat.

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