The North Star was the yacht of Cornelius Vanderbilt III, great grandson of the famous Commodore. The yacht was named in honor of the yacht Cornelius Vanderbilt Sr. owned. Vanderbilt primarily used the yacht as a retreat from his wife and he lived here until shortly before his death, at which time he sold it and moved to a much smaller one. To see where Cornelius and his family resided in New York City, click HERE. To see the Vanderbilt's Newport "cottage", and Cornelius's favorite residence, click HERE. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Bruce).