Sunday, June 27, 2010

Seafaring Sunday: Queen Of The Waves

June 19, 1852: The now famous American clipper ship Sovereign of the Seas is launched from Donal McKay shipyard, Boston. She is pictured above and here is a contemporary description:

There are doubtless many ships more tastefully ornamented...; but for beauty in model, strength of construction and completeness of equipment aloft, she has no superior... She is well named the Sovereign of the Seas of Boston.

2 comments:

Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! She's a beautiful ship. And the painting is nice too, Pirate Queen.

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Yeah; those clipper ships are something indeed!