Yachting trophy won by railroad baron finds buyer in New York

Marion Antique Auctions’ (23% buyer’s premium) May 4 sale included a 1913 yachting trophy made for the winner of the Eastern Yacht Club Cruise. That winner turned out to be Elena, a 136ft vessel owned by railroad baron Morton Plant (1852-1918).

A member of the New York Yacht Club, Plant was also known for a famous trade with the jeweller Pie…

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