within the period of business sail, clipper ships have been the final word expression of pace and style. Racing out to the gold fields of the United States and Australia, and breaking pace documents sporting tea again from China, the ships mixed good looks with breathtaking functionality.
With over 2 hundred lovely work and illustrations, and exciting descriptions of the adventures and races at the water, this gorgeous ebook brings the period vividly to existence.
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 thrust to prominence and next decline
Mary Patten's conflict with Cape Horn - a woman 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, in simple terms determined within the ultimate few miles
The Sir Lancelot defies the chances - her eccentric captains and competition with the mythical Thermopylae
The Cutty Sark's longest voyage
First-hand debts, newspaper stories and log entries upload attention-grabbing eyewitness element, when the lovely photographs exhibit how the designs of those thoroughbreds built over the years.
A very good learn and important occasion of those racehorses of the sea.