Download e-book for iPad: Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and by Sam Jefferson

By Sam Jefferson

ISBN-10: 1472900286

ISBN-13: 9781472900289

within the period of business sail, clipper ships have been the last word expression of velocity and charm. Racing out to the gold fields of the US and Australia, and breaking velocity files sporting tea again from China, the ships mixed attractiveness with breathtaking functionality.

With over 2 hundred wonderful work and illustrations, and exciting descriptions of the adventures and races at the water, this pretty publication 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, some of the most profitable and infamous captains of the era
Marco Polo, the quickest send on this planet - her upward push to prominence and next decline
Mary Patten's conflict with Cape Horn - a girl captain takes cost in a truly male world
Mutiny aboard the 'wild boat of the Atlantic'
The nice China tea race of 1866 - an amazingly shut race the world over, simply made up our minds 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 bills, newspaper studies and log entries upload attention-grabbing eyewitness aspect, when the lovely photographs convey how the designs of those thoroughbreds built over the years.

A amazing learn and invaluable party of those racehorses of the sea.

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