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The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920: A Comprehensive History, with a Listing of Builders and Their Ships

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This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge discussed in detail, but they are also put in context with the times in which they operated. Their builders in East Coast states from Maine to Florida are discussed in ...

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The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920: A Comprehensive History, with a Listing of Builders and Their Ships

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Overview

This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge discussed in detail, but they are also put in context with the times in which they operated. Their builders in East Coast states from Maine to Florida are discussed in detail, as are the men, and a woman in one instance, who commanded and manned these ships. The book documents what part owners and shipping agents played, what kinds of cargo these ships carried worldwide and the unusual trades in which they participated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786471126
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/15/2014
  • Edition description: Comprehens
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 413,035
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Author and lecturer Glenn A. Knoblock is the author of many works of history. The top military contributor to Harvard/Oxford University Press eight volume African-American National Biography (2008), he is also active in local historical studies. He lives in Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire.

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