In the year 1850 he laid down the clipper ship the Challenger.
How about those trips 'round the Horn, on the clipper ship 'Mary Jane' from '49 to '55?
Whilst exercising, a clipper ship passed at some distance from us, bound to southward and eastward.
As we were leaving for Macào, the clipper ship Witchcraft came in, disabled, as I have recorded in a previous chapter.
The clipper ship is gone but the skipper remains, an undefeated champion.
The era of the clipper ship may be said to date from 1848, when gold was first discovered in California.
To America belongs the credit of introducing the clipper ship, which was specially designed to make rapid passages.
The first clipper ship constructed for the Australian trade was the “Marco Polo,” of 1,622 tons.
They come round the Cape, by the clipper–ship Aliwal; and with very few rupees.
Although America can claim to have introduced the clipper ship, our English shipbuilders were not much behindhand.