By Sam Jefferson

ISBN-10: 1472900286

ISBN-13: 9781472900289

within the period of industrial sail, clipper ships have been the final word expression of pace and charm. Racing out to the gold fields of the United States and Australia, and breaking pace documents wearing tea again from China, the ships mixed attractiveness with breathtaking functionality.

With over 2 hundred beautiful work and illustrations, and exciting descriptions of the adventures and races at the water, this pretty e-book brings the period vividly to lifestyles.

Chapters include:

The origins of the clippers - from the gold rush to the tea trade
A hell send voyage with 'Bully' Waterman, the most winning and infamous captains of the era
Marco Polo, the quickest send on the earth - her upward push to prominence and next decline
Mary Patten's conflict with Cape Horn - a woman captain takes cost in a really male world
Mutiny aboard the 'wild boat of the Atlantic'
The nice China tea race of 1866 - an amazingly shut race the world over, basically determined within the ultimate few miles
The Sir Lancelot defies the percentages - her eccentric captains and competition with the mythical Thermopylae
The Cutty Sark's longest voyage

First-hand money owed, newspaper reviews and log entries upload attention-grabbing eyewitness element, when the beautiful pictures convey how the designs of those thoroughbreds built over the years.

A marvelous learn and invaluable social gathering of those racehorses of the sea.

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