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Flying Cloud: The True Story of Americas Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman who Guided Her
Flying Cloud: The True Story of Americas Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman who Guided Her by David W Shaw 0688167934 9780688167936
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Flying Cloud: The True Story of Americas Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman who Guided Her by David W Shaw

In 1851, navigator Eleanor Creesy set sail on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud, traveling from New York to San Francisco in only 89 days. The swift passage set a world record that went unbroken for more than a century.<P>Flying Cloud tells the story of this most remarkable adventure in nautical history. In a position unheard of for a woman during her time, Creesy navigated a mighty three-masted ship around the treacherous shores of Cape Horn, overcoming dismastings, storms, and sabotage by two crewmen. Shaws attention to detail gives readers both an intimate chronicle of this extraordinary journey, and a uniquely dramatic window into American life in the mid-nineteenth century. With original maps, charts, and historical photographs, Flying Cloud is a riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable voyage.

Author: David W Shaw

Language: English

Edition: First

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 2000-06-20

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ISBN: 0688167934


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