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CLIPPER SHIPS

"Flying Cloud", "Neptune's Car," "Lightning Spark," the Greyhounds of the sea. Get onboard the swiftest sailing ships that the world has ever known.
Clipper Ships

Wiscasset Schooners
Commentary on a personal encounter with the Wiscasset Schooners: Hesper and Little Luther.

Gallery of American Clipper Ship Sailing Cards
The Advertising Medium of the "Gold Rush" Era.

The Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark is the most famous tea clipper built, and is the only one to survive. She is now in dry dock at Greenwich.

Clipper Ships via Wikipedia
Beginning in the late 1840's American shipbuilders started to build a new kind of merchant vessel - the Clipper ship. It was designed to carry a small, highly profitable cargo over long distances at high speeds.

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