American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 Volume 2
by Octavius T. Howe and Fredrick C. Matthews
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Publication Info: 407 pages
Dover Publications, Inc.; ISBN: 0486251160; Dimensions (in inches): 5.38x8.5
Description: American clipper ships were swift, handsome vessels of uniquely American design. These ships completely dominated the open seas in the mid-nineteenth century, delivering their cargoes faster and more efficiently than any other wind-propelled ships afloat. Read about the real-life exploits of the captains and crews who courageously battled the elements, pirates and European competitors to win valuable U.S. markets around the world. M-Z alphabetical listing of clipper ships, with details of size, owners, voyages, legends and tragedies associated with many of the vessels. Continuation of Volume 1. Softcover.
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