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ppsailor

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BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« on: December 12, 2008, 06:31:48 AM »

BALTIMORE CLIPPER
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The days of the sailing ship were counted, but it knew a last magnificent upsurge of final perfection: The clipper ship

         
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ppsailor

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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 06:42:25 AM »

The Baltimore Clipper, used in American coastal traffic, was the ancestor of the glory of "the tall ships".-

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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 06:47:07 AM »

In the space of a mere 50 years, the sailing ship reached its peak and its termination

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ppsailor

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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 06:50:58 AM »

Six years of work 1970-1975
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ppsailor

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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 07:13:23 AM »

       The tea clippers, the Cape Horners, and the wool clippers that ran from England to Australia, were no longer instruments of destruction.
        They were totally unarmed, intended for passenger and cargo traffic only; their greatest pride was thier speed.- During the second half of the 19th century, the races between the tea clippers, from China to England, were the Grand derby of the ocean, complete with bets, bulletines, and suicides.
       The fastest American clippers used to cross the Atlantic from the west to the east in 14 days, and from the east to the west in less than 18.- They were magnificent ships-- some of them measuredalmost 2,000 tons gross--and the use of iron for inner timbers had given them greater rigidity.- The names of the great ones still hover on the horizon of our consciousness---Thermopylae, Cutty Sark, Ariel, Teaping, Flying Cloud....








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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 10:42:58 AM »

Great model

Thanks for sharing with us.
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ppsailor

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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 02:45:37 AM »

Great model

Thanks for sharing with us.


Thank you very much by its commentaries. - He is always pleasant to receive good opinions, of these boats, since by regulating, they are destined not to sail, and to only show them on the chimneys of our home, or in dark and the cold display cabinets of the museums.

This is the reason to show it in the forum ; “that it receives the light”, and that is seen, as much by connoisseurs and fans, as well as to appreciate and to value the enormous work that represents to construct it.
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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 02:57:42 AM »

You may wish to know,

some of the picutes are not displaying.
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ppsailor

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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008, 03:06:53 AM »

                 
                It was a magnificent ending to the saga of the sailing ship.- At last, after 5,000 years, man had acquired the inner harmony, the maturity, and the craftsmanship to create a thing of beauty, power, grace,  and utter seaworthiness without using it to hunt down his brother to the ends of the ocean.- Old sailors of the days of sail would say at the end of their time, while gazing out over the empty sea, that in building and sailing the clipper ship,  man came as close to God as he was ever likely to come.- For, so they would say, to those that sailed them the great clippers were alive, magnificent swans of the ocean, almost as beautiful, as strong, and as mysterious as God´s  albatross.[/size]







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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2009, 02:44:41 AM »

To clarify, as not everyone may know this....

"Baltimore Clippers"  (like the model in the pictures) and "Clipper Ships" (as described in some of the quotations)  were two completely different classes of ship.

As someone pointed out, Baltimore Clipper is a term given to American topsail schooners,  fast ships used in coastal trade, as Privateers, and Revenue Cutters.

Clipper ships were the big three masted, ship-rigged (square sails on each mast) makign the runs to China, Australia, and SanFrancisco.   Cutty Sark, Thermopylae, Flying Cloud, etc.)
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SW63

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Re: BALTIMORE CLIPPER
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2009, 03:12:31 AM »

Beautiful work, it looks like it belongs in a museum. What kinds of wood did you use?

Ed
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