Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her (Paperback)

Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her By David W. Shaw Cover Image

Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her (Paperback)

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Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

In 1851, Elanor Creesy, in a position almost unheard of for a woman in the mid-nineteenth century, served as the navigator on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud -- traveling from New York to San Francisco in only eighty-nine days. This swift passage set a world record that went unbroken for more than a century. Upon arrival in San Francisco, Flying Cloud became an enduring symbol of a young nation's frontier spirit. Illustrated with original maps and charts as well as historical photographs, David Shaw's compelling narrative captures the drama of this maritime adventure.

David W. Shaw is the author of Daring the Sea and Inland Passage. An expert sailor in his own right, Shaw also writes for Offshore magazine, Sail, Cruising World, and Lakeland Boating. He lives in New Jersey and sails in Maine.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060934781
ISBN-10: 0060934786
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2001
Pages: 336
Language: English