Flying cloud the true story of americas most famous clipper ship and the woman who guided her david w shaw on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers flying cloud is the riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable sea voyage during the days of the california gold rush in 1851. Since the story is a substantial piece of history it must have been difficult for shaw to make the narrative move so well i was thoroughly engaged by captain and mrs creesys exploits and by the time the book ended i wished for more stories about other journeys of the flying cloud and the clipper ship era. Flying cloud was a clipper ship that set the worlds sailing record for the fastest passage between new york and san francisco 89 days 8 hoursthe ship held this record for over 130 years from 1854 to 1989 flying cloud was the most famous of the clippers built by donald mckayshe was known for her extremely close race with hornet in 1853 for having a woman navigator eleanor creesy wife . Flying cloud is the riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable sea voyage during the days of the california gold rush 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 daysthis swift passage set a world record that went unbroken for more than a centu. Flying cloud the true story of americas most famous clipper ship and the woman who guided her david shaw author william morrow company 26 304p isbn 978 0 688 16793 6 more by and about this
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