By: Scott Chambers
Built as a fisherman, but was intended to be a contender for the Dennis Trophy. Designed by Burgess & Paine, and built by Arthur D. Story in Essex, MA, 1923. She sailed for Halifax and the races in the same year, giving the favorite Bluenose a stiff challenge. Columbia was lost with all hands in the great gale of August 24, 1927. Waterline lift hull construction, natural mahogany bottom, black topsides, white waterline stripe; natural mahogany cap rails, bowsprit stub. Mounted on a cherry backboard.