The Clipper Ship Era: An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Builders, Commanders, and Crews 1843-1869

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911 - Clipper ships - 404 pages
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Page 267 - found the ship going through the water at the rate of 18 to 18% knots; lee rail under water, and rigging slack. Distance run in twenty-four hours, 436 miles. 12.—2d. Wind south, first part moderate, latter part light and calm.
Page 205 - 22 days, so that they passed that parallel on the same day. They raced round Cape Horn, part of the time side by side, the Flying Fish making the run from 50° S. in the Atlantic to 50° S. in the Pacific in 7 and the
Page 83 - I name the land you have discovered ' Palmer Land ' in your honor; but what will my august master say, and what will he think of my cruising for two years in search of land that has been discovered by a boy, in a sloop but little larger than the launch of my frigate?
Page 99 - arrival by a leader, which ended with these brave, wise words: " The rapid increase of population in the United States, augmented by an annual immigration of nearly three hundred thousand from these isles, is a fact that forces itself on the notice and interest of the most unobservant and uncurious. All these promise to develop the resources of the
Page 236 - feet. This ship was owned by Governor ED Morgan, Francis B. Cutting, David Ogden, and others, of New York, who subscribed to build her for Captain Samuel Samuels. He superintended her construction and under his able command she made some remarkably quick voyages between New York and Liverpool, sailing in David Ogden's
Page 145 - old rivals on China voyages, and the new clippers Celestial, Mandarin, and Race Horse. All of these vessels had their friends, and large sums of money were wagered on the result, the four older ships, especially the Sea Witch, having established high reputations for speed. The Samuel
Page 242 - and. was followed by the Romance of the Seas, 96 days; Witchcraft, 97 days; David Brown, 98 days, and Hurricane, 99 days. The abstract log of the Flying Cloud is as follows : Sandy Hook to the equator 17 days. Equator to 50° South 25
Page v - the successful introduction of steam navigation, by which man has obtained mastery upon the ocean. After countless generations of evolution, this era witnessed the highest development of the wooden sailing ship in construction, speed, and beauty.
Page 327 - not required, the British tea clippers were extremely fast vessels, chiefly on account of their narrow beam, which gave their hulls a comparatively small wetted surface, and their smooth copper bottoms which reduced skin resistance. Under these conditions they were, perhaps, as fast as the American clippers of the same class, though from very different causes; —such ships, for instance, as the Sea Witch, Samuel Russell, Game
Page 164 - harbor. The day's pleasure was brought to a close by a portion of the company singing these lines of Whittier's that had been set to music for the occasion: " God bless her wheresoe'er the breeze Her snowy wings shall fan, Beside the frozen Hebrides Or sultry Hindostán ! " Where'er, in mart or on the main, With peaceful flag unfurled, She helps to wind the silken chain Of commerce round the world.

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