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  Clipper Cruise Line, Clipper Cruise, Clipper Cruises, Clipper Cruise Ships, Clipper Ships
Clipper cruise ships travel in secluded waters and shallow coves, allowing passengers close contact with nature and regional cultures.
On Clipper cruises, even remote areas are accessible because Clipper cruise ships carry landing craft for excursions to small islands and deserted beaches.
Clipper cruise menus reflect regional influences and are prepared by chefs from some of America's most prestigious culinary institutes.
www.vacationstogo.com /cruise_lines/clipper_cruise_line.cfm   (180 words)

  Clipper Ship Cards at the American Antiquarian Society
The publication of clipper ship sailing cards began in 1853 and continued through the Civil War, reflecting the enormous increase in commerce between the east and west coasts after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in California.
Although most of the sailing cards advertised the departures of clipper ships from the east coast to San Francisco, other ports around the world were included in the ships' itineraries.
The onset of steam transportation both by rail and sea caused the decline of the fleets of clipper ships.
www.americanantiquarian.org /clippershipcards.htm   (523 words)

With shallow drafts, our ships are able to cruise into narrow fjords and shallow coves, a luxury not available to passengers on conventional cruise ships.
The lifestyle aboard the small ships of Clipper is informal and relaxed, with an ambience made possible by the small numbers of guests and outstanding service provided by our personable young crews.
And, our small ships are staffed by the friendliest crews anywhere, who provide excellent service with a smile, make you feel right at home, and extend what we like to call “hospitality from the heart.” Your carefree and delightful travel experience is our No. 1 goal.
www.clippercruise.com   (914 words)

 No. 338: Clipper Ship
Clipper ships ranged in size from a few hundred tons to over 4000.
Ocean shipping is a trade-off between speed and capacity.
The clipper ship had long since come and gone when steam finally drove sail-driven merchantmen off the seas.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi338.htm   (472 words)

  History on clipper ships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A clipper was technically a sailing ship with three masts on which sat a large expanse of square sails.
Some enterprising merchants made their fortunes by shipping ice from the ponds and rivers of New England to the tropics where it was a rare and valuable luxury, but they had to get it there before it melted.
Clippers provided this opportunity and often challenged other clipper ships to races to see who could hold the title of "the fastest ship".
library.thinkquest.org /6169/hist.htm   (410 words)

 Clipper Ships - The Maritime Heritage Project: Gold Rush Ships, Passengers, Captains
The passages of our clipper ships have got to be so regular, that if the day of their departure from either Boston or New York be known here, their arrival can be calculated at this season of the year with a good deal of precision.
The safety of the ship and the preservation of her husband's life were wholly due to the constant care and watchfulness of Mrs.
She had the reputation at that time of being the handsomest ship sailing out of New York, and her officers and crew were hand-picked men, several of whom had sailed with Captain Robert "Bully" Waterman on his voyages in the Natchez.
www.maritimeheritage.org /ships/clippers.html   (14916 words)

 Clipper Ships: Yankee, California, and China Clippers
Every ship that rates the name clipper is built for speed with a sharp narrow bow, and a lot of sail relative to the size of the ship.
Yankee Clippers tend to lack the figureheads and elaborate decorative carving of some of their European counterparts, but have a beauty of line and function that is breathtaking to behold in surviving photographs and paintings.
All in all, despite the brevity of their golden age, clippers are among the best and most beautiful of human inventions and are the product of centuries of accumulated sailing experience on the seas dating back to the first caravels, and even to Viking longboats which have a similar, if more primitive, beauty.
transportationhistory.suite101.com /article.cfm/clipper_ships   (704 words)

 Clipper Ship Information
Because the Baltimore clipper was not primarily designed for cargo carrying, little more than the name survived in the famous clipper ships of American transocean trade of the 1840s and 1850s, although the ship long remained the basic model for many small, fast-sailing craft, such as fishing schooners, pilot boats, and yachts.
For a seagoing, cargo-carrying sailing vessel, the clipper ship was remarkably fast; claims for speeds from 16 to 18 nautical mph are common, and exceptional speeds of up to 20 knots have been documented.
American clipper ships generally were strongly built; iron was strapped over the frames and on the sides of the inner keel, or keels, in many instances.
www.globalindex.com /clippers/museum/ms_clipp.htm   (1217 words)

 Clipper Summary
Although 100-ft longer than the original clipper ships, and equipped with the latest in seafaring technology as well as an engine, these new clippers are outfitted with 36,000 sq ft of barkentine rig sails which give the 160 passengers the true experience of a tall sailing ship with all the amenities of a yacht.
Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between Britain and its colonies in the east, in the trans-Atlantic trade, and in the New York-to-San Francisco route round The Horn during the Gold Rush.
Clippers, outrunning the British blockade of Baltimore, came to be recognized as ships built for speed rather than cargo space; while traditional merchant ships were accustomed to average speeds of under 5 knots (9 km/h), clippers aimed at 9 knots (17 km/h) or better.
www.bookrags.com /Clipper   (1783 words)

 Thirteen Ed Online - Clipper Ships
Most of the ships during this time period were English.
The ships were extremely slow and difficult to maneuver.
The clipper ship gave New England merchants what they needed: a fast ship that would reduce the delivery time of the tea; the ability to make the trip around Cape Horn and up the California coast to San Francisco to get their goods to the gold fields; and the chance to challenge Britain's sea power.
www.thirteen.org /edonline/lessons/clippers/index.html   (316 words)

 The History of Clipper Ships
Later on, Clipper ships were also extensively for “domestic transportation” in the U.S. The promise of gold in California drew many hopeful speculators to the West coast to try their luck in mining the metal.
The ships were also used to transfer the goods and supplies to satisfy the market demand that arose in the west as a result of the gold rush.
Clippers were expensive to build and tended to have a relatively short life span.
www.columbia.edu /~cg2119/history_clipperships.htm   (806 words)

 Welcome to Star Clippers
Star Clipper and her sister ship Star Flyer are as fleet as the wind and as graceful as swans.
These are true clipper ships, reflecting their proud heritage in every inch of polished brass and gleaming brightwork.
The décor of Star Clipper and Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail.
www.starclippers.com /ships_scsf.html   (267 words)

 Maritime Topics On Stamps : Clipper ships
All clippers were able to sail at average speeds of 14 to 15 knots, with top speeds reaching up to 20 knots.
A ship, which was able to do three round voyages per year instead of the normal two was bound to be a gold mine as well.
Her main mast had a height of 164 feet; the longest yard was 95 ft; the total length of the ship was 279 ft, beam 42 ft, draft 23 ft, deadweight 2,084 tons.
www.shipsonstamps.org /Topics/html/clipper.htm   (1810 words)

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Many people quite naturally associate clipper ship cards with the frenzy of the California gold rush, but in fact most clipper ship cards were produced during the decline, not ascent, of the clipper ship industry.
By the late 1850s, when clipper card production began in earnest, the clipper ship was facing a growing challenge from the steamer.
And in the early 1860s, the period of heaviest clipper ship card distribution, shipping trade was disrupted by the American Civil War, with any California-bound clipper the potential prey of Confederate raiders.
www.lycos.com /info/clipper--clipper-ships.html   (352 words)

The project to transform the interior and setting of the ship was about a quarter of the way in and thankfully 50% of the ship's planks, the mast, deck houses and captain's cabin had been removed to storage in south-east London.
Then in 1922 she was purchased by Capt. Dowman and restored for use as a stationary training ship, first at Falmouth then later in 1938 she was moved to The Thames where she remained until 1949 after which she was permanently dry-docked at Greenwich as a museum ship.
As part of the restoration work planned before the fire, the ship was proposed to be raised three metres out of her dry dock, to allow the construction of a state of the art museum space beneath.
www.solarnavigator.net /history/clipper_ships.htm   (3070 words)

 MIT MUSEUM - Exhibitions & Galleries - The Clipper Ship Era
In the midst of the industrial revolution, the clipper ships, the apex of merchant ship development, set many records for speed and profit—critical elements in the early decades of an expanding global economy.
The Clipper Ship Era, on view at the MIT Museum through July 10, 2005, explores conditions that created the clipper ship, design aspects of these magnificent ships, and how they came to symbolize American enterprise.
The Clipper Ship Era marks the 80th anniversary of the first exhibition in the Hart Nautical Collections and Museum, MIT's first dedicated exhibition space, which was founded in 1922 as part of the new Pratt School of Naval Architecture.
web.mit.edu /museum/exhibitions/clippership.html   (483 words)

 China Clipper
The Clipper's central lounge, which was wider than a Pullman club car, was fitted with broad armchairs, and its meal service included china and silverware.
The Pan American clippers were named after the far-ranging sailing ships of the 19th century.
PBS - Chasing the Sun - Pan Am Clipper - While Pan Am's majestic fleet of flying boats generally came to be known as Clippers, the planes, themselves, were actually comprised of three different models: the Sikorsky S-42, the Martin M-130, and the Boeing 314.
www.zpub.com /sf/history/sfh-cc.html   (1274 words)

 Ships Used
The ship term “clipper” originated in the United States just after the war of 1812, and was used to describe the Virginia built or pilot boat type vessel because of its clipping speed.
Although they were the fastest ships on the sea during their time, most American clippers being used for trade also had an impressive amount of cargo space for goods being transported between American and China (mostly tea).
With the invention of the steam ship and reduced fares in freight transportation, the clipper became obsolete.
www.columbia.edu /~cg2119/chinatrade_ships_used.htm   (464 words)

 Alaskan Cruise with Clipper Cruise Line - Small Ship Cruising to Alaska aboard Yorktown Clipper and Clipper Odyssey
Another key to Clipper’s success is their onboard staff, both officers and crew, as well as hotel management, which is highly lauded by those who have sailed with the line.
Lecturers and naturalists will be on board the Clipper Odyssey to explain the cultural and natural history or the marine life of the places you visit, and to enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of these destinations.
Clipper's chefs, graduates of the finest American culinary schools, combine the highest quality American ingredients with the influences and spices of the places the Clipper Odyssey visits.
www.sunstonetours.com /cruises/alaska/clipper/index.htm   (929 words)

 Clippership Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clipper Ship Model disk drives The first thing necessary to enable the baron to begin his efforts was a passport for Paris, and he felt sure that as he was a Protestant neither M. I sent the umbrella...
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Clipper Ship Flying Cloud stairway to heaven led zeppelin The Virgin, a grand and beautiful figure, stands alone on a raised platform, with her arms extended, and looking up to heaven.
www.aclippersfan.com /clippership   (1688 words)

 The Golden Age of Clipper Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Twenty-seven ships were built in his Medford yard until he moved it to East Boston in 1852.
The ship lost part of her stern and her pumps has to be kept going until her arrival at destination.
Her figurehead was a life-like image of the father of ship building on the Mystic, and who died the year she was launched.
www.medford.k12.ma.us /socstud/clipperships.htm   (1337 words)

 Clipper Cruise Line - Small-Ship Cruising from Sunstone Tours & Cruises   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The lifestyle aboard Clipper ships is informal and relaxed, with an ambiance made possible by small numbers of fellow passengers and excellent service provided by our personable young crew.
Explore its ethereal icescapes and abundant wildlife during an expedition cruise aboard the 122-passenger Clipper Adventurer, a ship specifically constructed to navigate the waters of this remote environment.
Clipper Odyssey is the world's only deluxe vessel dedicated to Pacific cruising year round; goes where larger ships can't go; all-outside cabins; nine private verandas; shore excursions included; open bridge policy; smoking in designated "outside" areas; onboard physician; elevator; Main and Lido Lounges/bars; pool; library; gym; beauty salon; gift shop.
www.sunstonetours.com /cruiselines/Clipper/index.asp   (2338 words)

 MIT MUSEUM - Exhibitions & Galleries - The Clipper Ship Era
The clipper shipbuilding boom elevated the America merchant marine to its historical highpoint and, ironically, played a role in the steady decline of America's leading position in carrying the world's commerce.
Clipper ships were constructed from central Maine south to Baltimore.
The clipper shipbuilding boom in the U.S. was the result of singular opportunities for dramatic profits in transporting miners and essential goods from the Atlantic ports to California.
web.mit.edu /museum/exhibitions/clippership2.html   (833 words)

 Clipper Ships
Clipper was first a generic name to describe a very fast sailing ship such as the Baltimore Clipper which was a rakish topsail schooner popular with pirates privateers and slave runners.
The ships having the sharpest bows, that is, those in which cargo capacity was most sacrificed for speed, were called extreme clippers many feel the first extreme clipper was Rainbow, built in 1845 in New York 1757 tons.
Hundreds of Yankee clippers roamed the globe carrying passengers and freight, they were remarkably fast; claims for speeds from 16 to 18 nautical mph are common, and exceptional speeds of up to 20 knots have been documented.while setting ocean sailing records that stand to challenge the tall ships of today
www.schoonerman.com /clipper-sailing-ships.htm   (985 words)

 Clipper ships to take upward tack - Science - Specials - smh.com.au
Next century huge interplanetary sailing ships could be plying the trade routes between Earth and Mars, ferrying cargo and colonists to another "new world".
Cosmic versions of 19th century clipper ships that delivered Australian wool to Britain, they would be driven not by wind, but by the gentle pressure of sunlight.
By first plunging towards the sun, a solar-sailing ship could use its gravity to gain "an enormous punch", that Dr Friedman said would "slingshot" it to the outer planets.
www.smh.com.au /news/Science/Clipper-ships-to-take-upward-tack/2005/06/10/1118347599316.html   (645 words)

 Star Clipper, Star Clippers, Star Clipper Cruises, Star Clipper Cruise, Royal Clipper
On the tall sailing ships of the Star Clippers fleet, the traditions of the past combine with the amenities of the present.
On the Star Clipper cruise ships--Royal Clipper, Star Clipper and Star Flyer--guests can use their free time to join the captain on the bridge as he plots the ship's course, or learn how to splice a line, reef a sail or tie a square knot.
Star Clipper ships are outfitted with the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht where everything is designed for comfort, ease and efficiency.
www.vacationstogo.com /cruise_lines/star_clippers_cruises.cfm   (235 words)

 PBS - Chasing the Sun - Pan Am Clipper
While Pan Am's majestic fleet of flying boats generally came to be known as Clippers, the planes, themselves, were actually comprised of three different models: the Sikorsky S-42, the Martin M-130, and the Boeing 314.
Like their maritime namesakes, the Clippers made use of the oceans to form a vast global network of air routes.
With concrete runways expensive and rare in the 1930s, Pan Am's Clippers were able to take advantage of the world's free and plentiful oceans as their runways.
www.pbs.org /kcet/chasingthesun/planes/clipper.html   (622 words)

 Captain Joshua Slocum (1844-1909?)
He married Virginia Walker in Australia and sailed with her and their family aboard large merchant craft and square-rigged ships in the Pacific.
, a beautiful tall-masted ship (but not the clipper ship of that name, as the days of the American clipper ships was over).
In a few years, the days of sailing ships ended and Slocum was essentially without a berth in a day of new technology.
www.eldritchpress.org /js/slocum.htm   (608 words)

To bring the era of the clipper ships to life again within the imaginations of the readers is a high priority with me. This Web site about our long, lost American clipper ship heritage is now out there in Cyberspace for the rest of the world to see.
We consider this outstanding collection of Tall Ships pictures to be the most historically significant find so far this century and we are delighted to be the first to present these pictures to the maritime world.
Starting with the first Ship Model Page to learn more about the model of the clipper ship Raven that was inspired by our web site and recently built by master model shipbuilder Steve Priske, who is also writing some of the Maritime Book Reviews on this Web site as well from now on.
www.eraoftheclipperships.com /introductionweb.html   (1895 words)

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