Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
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 theSeas 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