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Clipper Ships

"Red Jacket": In the ice off Cape Horn, on Passage from Australia, to Liverpool, August 1854

were built in Maine in the 1850’s, with 54 having been constructed from 1851 to 1854.  Depending on how you define “Clipper,” William Hutchinson Rowe counts ninety from 1850 to 1856.  Since some very fast ships were known as “clippers,” … Continue reading

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