Showing posts with label Nautical Postcards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nautical Postcards. Show all posts

Saturday

David Crockett Clipper Ship Postcard

The celebrated A-I Extreme Clipper Ship!

Ahoy Sailors! Coleman's California Line for San Francisco is ready to set David Crockett off to sail! Say what? It's sailing now!? Oh yeah, I forgot - that was over a hundred years ago, but still a great read as we imagine how it was!

The year was 1853 in the cool weather of October, when the David Crockett was launched. Imagine the thrill of those old Clipper ships setting sail the first time.

The great David Crockett sailing clipper was rapidly loaded at the piers, and ready for departure with her first Captain; Joseph Spencer.

Rigged with double fore and main topsails, and three sky sails. 218' long she was!
David Crockett Ship Story
Yet as great as she was, that was considered to be only a medium-sized Clipper!

Grand she was though, as it was admitted by all to be one of the fastest sailing ships!

Known for always delivering her cargoes in perfect condition and order! Amazing, considering the storms those old Clippers must have endured.

With excellent ventilation and three decks, the David Crockett was compelling to the merchants seeking a secure ship for their cargo.

Not many years passed before she was sold and sailing different waters.

As many other Clipper ships, she has a history worth reading. So sail on over to learn more about the history of the David Crockett Clipper!

Hmm, I wonder if Captain Spencer wore crocodile leather boots? 😉
Davy Crockett Ship Info



Wednesday

Clipper Ship King Philip Resurfaced

If you're in the San Francisco area you may have had the opportunity to see the clipper ship King Philip resurface at times when there is a low tide! This occurred in prior years in May, and also in 1983.

Though much of the ship is no longer intact, it is said that the King Philip Clipper ship is "the most complete remains of an American medium Clipper."

The wreckage wasn't one that contained treasure as the ship was empty when it ran aground in 1878.

Considering the King Philip first set sail in 1856, she had time to develop a rich history before the fateful day she broke apart.

Set sail if you wish to read the full history of the King Philip Clipper.