"Hold still," my father would say, while I held the ship in the bottle and he burned away the strings he'd raised the mast with and set the clipper ship
free on its blue putty sea.
George Thomson (1804-1895), owner of a clipper ship
and former lord provost, has a plaque dedicated to him which can be seen at 35 Marischal Street.
It's named after the British clipper ship
built on the River Clyde in 1869.
| August 22: "A ship of brilliant qualities", by Jack Curtis The clipper ship
Torrens was one of the most famous clippers and recognized by the novelist Joseph Conrad, who served on her.
On an early September evening in the Aegean, somewhere between the Greek island of Lemnos and the mainland, seven gay men and everyone's new bestie, singer Abigail Zsiga, are literally hanging out over the bow of a gorgeous clipper ship
. We are tanned from the day and tipsy on mai tais, laughing and taking pictures as we zip over the deep blue toward the horizon under fiery slashes of an orange and pink sunset.
"The Devil's Rescue" is the story about Edward Larson, who after twenty-two days drifting at sea in his lifeboat, is rescued by the crew of a spectral clipper ship
. He is invited to dine with the captain and witness and play in a seven-yearly ritual where the captain plays dice with a Dark visitor to find out if he will reach safe harbor or be doomed to sail the seas with his faceless crew for yet another seven years.
Then he visits the oldest surviving clipper ship
in the world.
In 1842, Donald McKay, the celebrated American naval designer of the 19th century, built his first clipper ship
The American Clipper Ship
, 1845-1920: A Comprehensive History, With a Listing of Builders and Their Ships
Launched in July 2000, the Royal Clipper is the first five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship to be built since 1902 and is the world's largest clipper ship
with a mast height of 197ft and 42 sails stretching to a total of 56,000sqft.
THE world's oldest surviving clipper ship
has been formally handed to its new owners before its final voyage from Scotland to Australia.