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Clipper – The Last Speedy Boat Type Before Steam Revolution

A Baltimore clipper - Pride of Baltimore II

After a pause posting in this category, I’m restarting with the Clipper, a very quick sail boat which is not in use anymore. The verb “clip” has been coined by the 17th century English bard John Dryden, with the sense of running or flying very quick. Clip became synonymous with speed, hence “clipper”. Not everybody […]

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