Kestrel (steam yacht)
|Builder:||George Lawley & Son|
|Length:||63 ft (19 m)|
|Location||Jefferson County, New York|
|NRHP Reference #||77000873|
|Added to NRHP||August 12, 1977|
The vessel was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1977, when she was located in West New York, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Kestrel was donated in 2009 to the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, which owns and operates Boldt Castle.
In 1937, James A. Trowbridge of Norton, Connecticut,[clarification needed] purchased Kestrel. An overhaul and replacement of parts was done in 1957.
Robert P. Scripps of New York became the owner of the yacht in 1972. The American Maritime Academy on Staten Island subsequently purchased the yacht from Scripps.
In 1988, the yacht was acquired at auction by John H. Luhrs of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Luhrs had the steam engine completely repaired. In 2009, Luhrs donated Kestrel to the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, which put it on display at Boldt Castle's Yacht House.
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