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Book Review | The Tea Clippers: Their History and Development 1833-1875 by David R. MacGregor

The exploits of the great Victorian-era sailing vessels Cutty Sark, Thermopylae, Taeping, and Ariel have transported the imaginations of seafarers and would-be adventurers for over 150 years.  These amazing clipper ships collected tea in China and raced each other all the…
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Book Review | Running Her Easting Down by William F. Baker

Running Her Easting Down is an overview of the life and times of the great tea clippers of the 19th century. It was written by William F. Baker (not to be confused with the engineer who designed the Burj Khalifa), an…
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Book Review | Log of the Cutty Sark by Basil Lubbock

The  Log of the Cutty Sark examines the career of one of the greatest sailing ships to ever ply the water. Written by Basil Lubbock, this book takes a blow by blow account of the ship’s construction, service, near wrecks,…
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The Famous Tea Clipper Races

Arguably some of the most dramatic nautical events of the 19th century were the famous “tea clipper races” that pitted merchant companies against one another in a bid to see who could bring tea from China to London the fastest….
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