Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Burgess, Edward

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BURGESS, EDWARD, an American naval architect born in West Sandwich, Mass., June 30, 1848. He was educated at Harvard, where he graduated in 1871, and became secretary of the Boston Society of Natural History. He was instructor of entomology at Harvard from 1879 to 1883. He then became a designer of sailing yachts. In 1884 he designed the “Puritan,” the winner of the America's Cup in 1885; and a year later the “Mayflower,” the winner in 1886. He died in Boston, Mass., July 12, 1891.