Thanks Harald, great info. Steam yachts of this era tend to be similar, the one in question at first glance felt similar to Cardeza's Eleanor or the Monaco royal family yacht Princess Alice, but I wanted to know which ship exactly is in the photo.It is the Steam Yacht Alberta (formerly the royal yacht of King Leopold II) and built in 1896. It was formerly known as the Margarita and by 1912, it was owned by a Jefferson Davis Cohn.
Screw Steamer MARGARITA built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in 1896 for Anthony J. Drexel, New York. , Yacht
Hope this helps.
I might go to Holmes or Poirot first (if they ever existed) before coming to me, I've been "investigating" something else for a year now and still haven't finished (starts hitting head on desk)!Ever considered becoming a private investigator Harland ?