Clipper ships and packets, 1851-1853
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Published by Reprinted by Log Chips in Washington .
Written in English


  • Donald M"Kay (clipper ship),
  • Rachael and Ebenezer (ship)

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Edition Notes

Introduced by John Lyman.

Statementas written by Duncan MacLean for the Atlas of Boston.
ContributionsLyman, John., Kortum, Karl.
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. ;
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22966958M

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  “The ultimate book on the American clipper ship an instant classic.” —National Research Journal With the sweep of its bow, its graceful lines, and its clouds of canvas, the clipper ship sparked a romance with the American public that still endures years : William L. Crothers. Flying Fish. Boston Clipper ship Flying Fish, is of a similar model to the celebrated clipper ship Flying Cloud, and both constructed by the same builder (Mr. Donald McKay of East Boston) but has sharper ends, and is stated to be the sharpest vessel he ever Flying Fish entered the Golden Gate on Janu , with the winning Deep Sea Derby passage of 92 days, 4 hours, anchor. With the sweep of its bow, its graceful lines, and its cloud of canvas, the clipper ship sparked a romance with the American public that still endures years later. During the s, intense intercity rivalries arose around locally built clippers, as they reached and maintained speeds that were unheard of previously. Ships were suddenly christened with romantic names, and the interiors of.   According to a comprehensive book published in , The Clipper Ship Era by Arthur H. Clark, the term clipper was originally derived from slang in the early 19th "clip it" or to go "at a fast clip" meant to travel fast. So it is reasonable to assume the word was simply attached to ships which had been built for speed, and as Clark put it, seemed to "clip over the waves rather than.

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  The packet ships slowly increased in tonnage, but did not much exceed tons until when the New World, of tons, was built by Donald McKay, followed by the Guy Mannering, of tons, and the Albert Gallatin, of tons, built by William H. Webb in , these three vessels being the largest merchant ships afloat at that period. Clipper ships and captains, (American heritage junior library) Hardcover – January 1, by Jane D Lyon (Author) out of 5 stars 6 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $Reviews: 6.   Thomas Spurrier’s Masters’ Certificate of Service, dated 31 st December , shows that he first went to sea in at the age of about 14 as an apprentice seaman and that he had served for 19 years in the British Merchant Service in foreign trade. In he sailed in a clipper ship, the Conway, from Liverpool for Geelong, Victoria, as first mate and on the return journey to London. Named after postal mail packets, the ships carried trade goods and immigrants from Europe. It is an exceptional packet ship in its construction, built solid and sturdy with a heavily reinforced hull. This may have been to compensate for the loss of the shipbuilder’s first vessel, the Blackhawk clipper ship, which sunk on the first day of its.