Clipper ships, a bibliography the american neptune, pictorial supplement i, prints, paintings, photographs of american clipper ships the peabody museum, salem, 1959. Clipper ships built in the united states east boston and south boston are both sorted under the letter b after boston massachusetts amesbury builder unkown. Captain john keay, master of the crack new british clipper ship ariel, had good reason to feel pleased with himself he had secured the first cargo of tea to come to market at the great chinese. Also called clipper ship a sailing ship built and rigged for speed, especially a type of three-masted ship with a fast hull form and a lofty rig, built in the us from c1845, and in great britain from a later date, until c1870, and used in trades in which speed was more important than cargo capacity. Clipper ships largely ceased being built in american shipyards in 1859 when, unlike the earlier boom years, only 4 clipper ships were built that is except for a small number built in the 1860s, and the last american clipper ship from the east boston shipyard of donald mckay in 1869, glory of the seas.
Clipper person or animal who looks capable of fast running perhaps it was influenced by middle dutch klepper swift horse, which is echoic ( clipper appears as the name of an english race horse in 1831. In 1945, the honolulu clipper lost two engines and had to land on the ocean 650 miles east of hawaii the passengers and crew were evacuated by ships in the area the passengers and crew were evacuated by ships in the area.
For a brief moment in the middle of the 19th century, us clipper ships were the most revolutionary machines in the world sleek, fast, dangerous to sail, and expensive to operate, the record. To the american clipper ship was there a need to specify between the two types of clipper ships (chapelle 1930:64) this paper is an investigation into the origins of the baltimore clipper as ship. A: a fast sailing ship especially: one with long slender lines, an overhanging bow, tall masts, and a large sail area b or clipper system : a fast-moving, low-pressure weather system : alberta clipper but that's just a taste of things to come as that clipper system moves across the lakes. Origin of clipper for sense, see cutter a sharp-bowed, narrow-beamed sailing ship the clipper ships built here being among the fastest and best known on the seas.
Many elegant sailing ships of yesteryear are referred to now as tall ships, but that's not how they were known in their day the current nickname came about because of the international tall ships' races, which had their first event in 1956. Clipper ship, classic sailing ship of the 19th century, renowned for its beauty, grace, and speed apparently starting from the small, swift coastal packet known as the baltimore clipper, the true clipper evolved first in american and later in british yards. Origin and usage of clipper the term clipper most likely derives from the verb clip, which in former times meant, among other things, to run or fly swiftly. Low tide reveals history at ocean beach / in the 1980s, more of the remains of the clipper ship king philip were uncovered -- today just a little is exposed the bones of a 129-year old shipwreck.
A clipper ship is a large sailing vessel with three or four masts and square-like sails the bow or front of the boat is wide and raked forward, allowing increased speed on the open ocean the clippers were utilized for the new york-san francisco run during the california gold rush, as well as trans-atlantic routes. A clipper ship is a synonym for the merchant ship in the 1840s, a new kind of merchant navy vessel was created by american ship builders to facilitate faster transport of cargo through the oceanic waters these ships were later incorporated by the english ship builders as well and the clipper ship. A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the early to mid-1800s according to a comprehensive book published in 1911, the clipper ship era by arthur h clark, the term clipper was originally derived from slang in the early 19th century to clip it or to go at a fast clip meant to travel fast. Packard clipper: the packard clipper is an automobile which was built by the packard motor car company (and by the later studebaker-packard corporation) for models years 1941 to 1942, 1946 to 1947 and 1953 to 1957 for 1956 only, clipper was classified as a stand alone marque.
A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the middle third of the 19th century developed from a type of schooner known as baltimore clippers, clipper ships had three masts and a square rig. Clipper ships and captains (american heritage junior library) [jane d lyon] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers traces the history of the beautiful clippers and the men who sailed them during the mid nineteenth century. Clipper ships, long, narrow wooden vessels with lofty canvas sails, reigned as the world's fastest oceangoing ships from about 1843 to 1868 the word clipper might have originated from clip, meaning to run swiftly.
At the 'crest of the clipper wave' year of 1852, there were 200 clippers rounding cape horn notable examples of the clipper ship include: andrew jackson, 1855, 220 ft, built by irons & grinnell of mystic, ct and owned by jh brower of new york. The sign showed an old clipper ship, and the windows were of smoked, etched glass peter robinson aftermath ( 2001 ) there was an oil painting of a clipper on the wall opposite the window taylor, andy toy shop ( 2001 ) he asked , and rammed a hand down his pocket for a clipper. 1 the terms alberta clipper and clipper will be used inter- changeably during the course of this paper and highlight both the region of origin of such systems as well as their rapid movement.