In 1842, Donald McKay, the celebrated American naval designer of the 19th century, built his first clipper ship
The American Clipper Ship
, 1845-1920: A Comprehensive History, With a Listing of Builders and Their Ships
It describes his creation of the world's first four-engine airliner, the record-breaking Clipper Ships
, with which Pan American Airways explored transpacific and transatlantic airline service, and the development of the helicopter.
If it's a survey of eleven determined Massachusetts women which is needed, choose Lura Seavey's regional set of biographical sketches More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Massachusetts Women, outlining women who launched scientific and culinary revolutions in their fields, navigated clipper ships
, and participated in war.
Other exhibits examine the pottery of Catalina Clay Products, an industry that flourished on the island in the '20s and '30s; sportfishing, which attracted author Zane Grey and comic actor Stan Laurel, among others; and movie-making, which saw filmmakers moor clipper ships
in Catalina's picturesque coves and build sets of Tripoli forts onshore.
Now it also has the award-winning Maritime Museum which celebrates the city's life-long association with the North Sea, from the days of clipper ships
to the offshore oil industry.
Launched only nine years ago, the 115m long Star Flyer is one of the largest clipper ships
Janet says: "Roger's grand-father was a captain on clipper ships
sailing to New Zealand.
For four years the Frolic and Faucon established an enviable record for speed, efficiency, and profitability in the opium trade until after 1849 when larger, more reliable, and faster steam-powered vessels drove the clipper ships
out of the market.
For resource material we had photographs of the Tall Ships from "Operation Sail," library books on clipper ships
, a three-dimensional model of the USS Constitution, and a seascape by Winslow Homer.
The settlers who won the west decorated their rooms, grand and humble alike, with wallpapers that arrived in Conestoga wagons, clipper ships
, and railroad cars.
Low & Sons, which sent clipper ships
to China in the 1800s, also is represented in the DJL collection.
Air express carriers, such as United Parcel Service, will be the clipper ships
of the 21st century, connecting peoples and cultures around the globe.
A draftsman retired from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Crothers has also written a book about American clipper ships
A fleet of authentic clipper ships
can take you to the Caribbean, Central America and the Mediterranean as well as transatlantic and Indian Ocean crossings.