The New Clipper Ship Robin Hood, now loading in Glidden & Williams' line of
California clippers, is a beautiful vessel of 1170 tons register. She is 183
feet long, has 37 feet breadth of beam, and 23 feet depth of hold, including 8
feet height of between-decks. She has sharp ends, and nearly a straight
load-displacement [...]. Her bow is bold and lively, and is ornamented with a
full-figure of the noted archer, bow in hand, placed to correspond with the
rake of the stem. Her stern is quite neat, and is also tastefully ornamented.
She has a beautiful cabin, under a half poop deck, with a house in front, and
it is finished and furnished in the best style of marine art, while the house
protects its entrance and contains a dining saloon, pantry, staterooms for the
officers, and other apartments. The sailors' quarters are in a large house
before the main hatchway, which also contains the galley storerooms, &c. She
looks well on deck, has plenty of room for working ship, and is admirably
Capt. Oliver Eldridge, one of our best sailors, who superintended her
construction and equipment, says that she has no superior of her size, either
in soundness and substance of materials, or thoroughness of workmanship, and
so far as we can see, and are qualified to judge, this appears to be the case.
She is certainly, in our opinion, a very superior vessel. Messrs. Hayden &
Cudworth built her, and she is owned by Messrs. Howes & Crowell, of this city,
who own several other fine clippers. Their ship Climax, Capt. Howes,
made the passage from Callao to Hampton Roads in 62 days, said to be the
shortest passage on record. She is now in New York. We expect the Robin
Hood to sail as well as any ship of her capacity that we have seen.
Boston Daily Atlas, 1854, April 29.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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