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The American clipper ship, 1845-1920 : a comprehensive history, with a listing of builders and their ships

Author: Glenn A Knoblock
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Their builders in East Coast states from Maine to Florida are discussed in detail "--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn A Knoblock
ISBN: 9780786471126 0786471123
OCLC Number: 861966452
Description: viii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The history of the clipper --
Westward Ho: the coming of the clipper --
Challenge: the design of a clipper ship --
Young Mechanic: the building of a clipper ship --
Architect: the clipper ship builders --
Intrepid: clipper ship commanders, crew and passengers --
Wild Rover: clipper ship voyages and trade --
Titan: clipper ship owners and agents --
Sweepstakes: fast passages and record setting voyages --
Hurricane: shipwrecks and other noteworthy clipper events --
Twilight: the end of the American clipper ship era --
Clipper builders and their ships by state.
Responsibility: Glenn A. Knoblock.

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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. Their builders in East Coast states from Maine to Florida are discussed in detail "--

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