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The Resource Clipper ships and the golden age of sail : races and rivalries on the nineteenth century high seas, Sam Jefferson

Clipper ships and the golden age of sail : races and rivalries on the nineteenth century high seas, Sam Jefferson

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Clipper ships and the golden age of sail : races and rivalries on the nineteenth century high seas
Title
Clipper ships and the golden age of sail
Title remainder
races and rivalries on the nineteenth century high seas
Statement of responsibility
Sam Jefferson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the adventures and races on the water, this beautiful book brings the era vividly to life. ..."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jefferson, Sam
Dewey number
387.224
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
VK57
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ships
  • Clipper ships
  • Shipping
Label
Clipper ships and the golden age of sail : races and rivalries on the nineteenth century high seas, Sam Jefferson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- 1. The origins of clipper ships (Baltimore clippers ; Britain lags behind ; Gold rush ; Time for tea ; Beauty at any cost ; End of an era) -- 2. A Hell ship voyage with "Bully" Waterman (Fame and fortune ; A challenge for the Challenge ; Rotten crew ; Crisis at Cape Horn ; The reckoning in San Francisco ; The aftermath) -- 3. Marco Polo, the fastest ship in the world (A stranding with a twist ; Under new ownership ; Up through the hawse-pipe ; Troubles on the record passage ; Commander of the Lightning ; The Schonberg's only voyage ; Dangerous gamble ; Decline and fall) -- 4. Mary Patten's battle with Cape Horn (The Rapid's turnaround ; An unusual honeymoon ; Captain and mate ; Mary's dilemma ; Keeler's second chance ; The frustrating final leg ; End of the fairytale)
  • 5. Mutiny aboard the "Wild boat of the Atlantic' (The Dreadnought's recipe for success ; Liverpool packet rats ; The provocation ; Crisis point ; Rudderless in mid-ocean ; Wrecked near Cape Horn) -- 6. The great China Tea Race of 1866 (Out to sea ; The captains and their ships ; The challenges of sailing China clippers ; Manoeuvring for position ; On the home stretch) -- 7. The Sir Lancelot defies the odds (Dismasted in the Bay of Biscay ; The race line-up -- 'Go-ahead' Robinson ; The Sir Lancelot catches up ; A new rival ; Against the Thermopylae ; Robinson's final record) -- 8. The Cutty Sark's longest voyage (Cruel mate ; Search for a new skipper ; Tramp of the ocean ; Hazing and hardship ; Drunk in command ; Wool clipper)
  • Epilogue: Twilight -- Appendix: Principal records set by British and American clipper ships
Control code
000053502125
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9781472900289
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP11595105
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885447688
Label
Clipper ships and the golden age of sail : races and rivalries on the nineteenth century high seas, Sam Jefferson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- 1. The origins of clipper ships (Baltimore clippers ; Britain lags behind ; Gold rush ; Time for tea ; Beauty at any cost ; End of an era) -- 2. A Hell ship voyage with "Bully" Waterman (Fame and fortune ; A challenge for the Challenge ; Rotten crew ; Crisis at Cape Horn ; The reckoning in San Francisco ; The aftermath) -- 3. Marco Polo, the fastest ship in the world (A stranding with a twist ; Under new ownership ; Up through the hawse-pipe ; Troubles on the record passage ; Commander of the Lightning ; The Schonberg's only voyage ; Dangerous gamble ; Decline and fall) -- 4. Mary Patten's battle with Cape Horn (The Rapid's turnaround ; An unusual honeymoon ; Captain and mate ; Mary's dilemma ; Keeler's second chance ; The frustrating final leg ; End of the fairytale)
  • 5. Mutiny aboard the "Wild boat of the Atlantic' (The Dreadnought's recipe for success ; Liverpool packet rats ; The provocation ; Crisis point ; Rudderless in mid-ocean ; Wrecked near Cape Horn) -- 6. The great China Tea Race of 1866 (Out to sea ; The captains and their ships ; The challenges of sailing China clippers ; Manoeuvring for position ; On the home stretch) -- 7. The Sir Lancelot defies the odds (Dismasted in the Bay of Biscay ; The race line-up -- 'Go-ahead' Robinson ; The Sir Lancelot catches up ; A new rival ; Against the Thermopylae ; Robinson's final record) -- 8. The Cutty Sark's longest voyage (Cruel mate ; Search for a new skipper ; Tramp of the ocean ; Hazing and hardship ; Drunk in command ; Wool clipper)
  • Epilogue: Twilight -- Appendix: Principal records set by British and American clipper ships
Control code
000053502125
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9781472900289
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP11595105
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885447688

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