Nicknamed "The Iron Pot", Mischief was the victorious defender of the fourth America's Cup challenge in 1881. She was skippered by Nathanael 'Than' Clock during the race.
The Mischief was seized in 1904 for suspected smuggling between the United States and Canada, and stripped of its yacht registration. She was bought in 1906 by the Mayflower Oil Company and used as a barge. In 1929 she was towed offshore and sunk.