N.Y. YACHT CLUB RUNS INTO A "SNORTER":
Sailing craft from the New York Yacht Club left Newport, R.I., on Monday for a run to Bar Harbor, Maine. The ships, however, ran into some trouble on Tuesday, according to today's Globe (right). The problem was the weather. The article calls it a "SNORTER," one of the more descriptive weather terms that we wish was still used by forecasters on television. For context, the article says, referring to the ships of the New York Yacht Club, Not all of those now at anchor sought refuge in time from the cape [sic] Cod "snorter" that took possession of the seas Tuesday night.
One yacht, the schooner Corona, collided with the Pollock rip lightship and was towed into Boston harbor. At least two 57-footers are not accounted for. One captain who found refuge in Portland called the waves "little mountains." The arrival of the yachts from New York is a high point of the summer in many coastal towns. The scene above shows a crowd at Marblehead admiring the fleet probably around 1906.