The clipper ships
Time-Life Books, 1980 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
Using many illustrations, this is a fine history of this period in American sea navigation. Part of the Time-Life series The Seafarers, which includes by the same author: Fighting Sail (1978) and The Whalers (1979).
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genesis of a Yankee clipper
Every sea a racecourse every voyage a trial of speed
A grand ship that will last forever
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