Sunday, December 16, 2012

Seafaring Sunday: A Little Romance

December 16, 1853: Extreme clipper ship Romance of the Seas, launched in November, departed Boston headed for San Francisco on her maiden voyage. The following October her sister ship Sovereign of the Seas would achieve the highest recorded speed for a clipper ship of the era: 22 knots.

Header: Clipper ship Glory of the Seas, painting by Henry Scott via Navart


Timmy! said...

Beautiful painting, Pauline.

Pauline said...

It is pretty. Too bad I couldn't find one of Romance of the Seas, though.