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.


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!

Vandal Kent said...

I have this painting does anyone now how I can get a value of it