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. Any one who has a love of sailing will be immediately swept away by this tale of the great clipper ship flying cloud and her maiden voyage from nyc to san francisco at the time of her first voyage the panama canal had not been built yet and ships had to sail all the way around south america and the feared cape horn flying cloud set a new world record of just under 90 days on her first trip she would later better her own record the author does a wonderful job of describing the conditions . Flying cloud the true story of americas most famous clipper ship and the woman who guided her english edition ebook shaw david w amazonde kindle shop. Flying cloud the true story of americas most famous clipper ship and the woman who guided her by david w shaw 2001 07 03 david w shaw isbn kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon
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