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J. J. Hill Is the Purchaser of Mrs. Cardeza's Famous Pleasure Craft


The rumored purchase of Mrs. James W. Martinez-Cardeza'a steam yacht Eleanor byPresident J. J. Hill of the Great Northern Railroad has been confirmedby the departure of the yacht from Tebo's Basin, South Brooklyn, forthe great lakes, where she will be used by her new owner. According tothe desire of Mrs. Cardeza, it is understood, the Eleanor's name has been changed to Wacouta.

The transfer of the Eleanor is,in point of price paid, undoubtedly the most important yacht sale ofthe season. The yacht is one of the largest of the seagoing pleasurecraft, and one of the very few that have voyaged around the world. Shewas designed by Charles Ridgely Hanscom and built in 1896 at the BathIron Works for W. A. Slater of the New York Yacht Club, who formerlyowned the steam yacht Sagamore.

Mrs. Cardeza bought the Eleanor fromMr. Slater two years ago, cruised in European waters and the Orient,and only returned from a hunting expedition to the caribou district ofCanada this Spring. The yacht was then berthed at Tebo's Basin, SouthBrooklyn, where she was completely overhauled and repainted.

The Wacouta isbuilt of steel throughout, and is fitted with powerful engines and twoboilers of the Scotch type. She measures 232 feet over all, 208 feet onthe water line, 32 feet beam, 17 feet 5 inches depth of hold, and 14feet draught. She is bark rigged, carrying 10,935 square feet ofcanvas. Her deckhouse and interior plan give an abundance of livingrooms, and throughout the furnishings are most luxurious. Among theconveniences aboard are refrigerating and distilling machines and acomplete electric plant.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) STEAM YACHT ELEANOR SOLD (New York Times, Tuesday 26th June 1900, ref: #3896, published 5 October 2004, generated 20th June 2021 01:37:34 AM); URL :