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Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and Rivalries on the Nineteenth Century High Seas

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In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance.

With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the adventures and races on the water, this beautiful book brings the era vividly to life.

Chapters include:

—The origins of the clippers—from the gold rush to the tea trade
—A hell ship voyage with "Bully" Waterman, one of the most successful and notorious captains of the era
—Marco Polo, the fastest ship in the world—her rise to prominence and subsequent decline
—Mary Patten's battle with Cape Horn—a lady captain takes charge in a very male world
—Mutiny aboard the "wild boat of the Atlantic"
—The great China tea race of 1866—an amazingly close race across the world, only decided in the final few miles
—The Sir Lancelot defies the odds—her eccentric captains and rivalry with the legendary Thermopylae
—The Cutty Sark's longest voyage

First-hand accounts, newspaper reports and log entries add fascinating eyewitness detail, whilst the stunning images show how the designs of these thoroughbreds developed over the years.

A wonderful read and worthy celebration of these racehorses of the sea.

Synopsis:

A beautiful illustrated history of the most exciting and compelling races and rivalries of the clipper ship era, featuring the stories of legendary boats such as Marco Polo and the Cutty Sark.

About the Author

Sam Jefferson is one of the foremost authorities on clipper ships in the UK today. Previously Deputy Editor of Sailing Today, he now lives on a boat and writes for magazines such as Classic Boat, Sailing Today, and Traditional Boats and Tall Ships.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781472900289
Author:
Jefferson, Sam
Publisher:
Adlard Coles Trade
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
280 colour paintings, contemporary extra
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.02362 x 8.46457 in 1 lb

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