20 янв. 2018 г.

Salty old world

adventures-of-the-blackgang:
“  Daguerreotype: “Champion of the Seas,” East Boston. circa 1854. Southworth and Hawes, 19th century.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
“ Champion of the Seas was the second largest clipper ship destined for the Liverpool,...



Daguerreotype: “Champion of the Seas,” East Boston.
circa 1854
. Southworth and Hawes, 19th century.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Champion
of the Seas was the second largest clipper ship destined for the
Liverpool, England - Melbourne, Australia passenger service. Champion
was ordered by James Baines of the Black Ball Line from Donald McKay.
She was launched 19 April 1854 and remained in the passenger trade until
3 January, 1877, when she was abandoned, leaking badly, with a load of
guano off Cape Horn.


Champion of the Seas set a record
for the fastest day’s run in 24 hours: 465 nautical miles (861 km) noon
to noon 10–11 December 1854. This record stood until August 1984, nearly
130 years.
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