An extreme clipper ship built in 1852 by Donald McKay, East Boston, MA.
Dimensions: 215'×41'6"×22'6" and tonnage 1705 tons, old measurements.
She had no head or trailboards.
- 1852 November 25
- Launched at the shipyard of Donald McKay, East Boston, for George B. Upton of Boston.
Put on the California trade under Captain Philip Dumaresq.
- 1852 December 26
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 107 days.
- 1853 May 8 - August 13
- Sailed from San Francisco to New York in 96 days.
Captain Caldwell replaced Capt. Dumaresq who was given command of the new clipper Romance of the Sea.
- 1853 October 1 - January 25
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 115 days.
- 1854 March 1 - May 19
- Sailed from San Francisco to New York in 78 days 22 hours. This is the fastest passage on record for a laden vessel.
- 1856 July 18
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 120 days.
- 1856 December 7 - February 5
- Sailed from San Francisco to Calcutta in 59 days.
- 1857 September 21
- Sailed from Boston to Hong Kong in 109 days.
- Was put on the China trade.
- 1860 February 21 - June 25
- Sailed from Liverpool to Shanghai and passed Anjer on May 24, 93 days out.
- 1861 October 15
- Left Hong Kong for San Francisco with a cargo of rice, sugar, tea, and $ 100.000 of treasure.
Disappeared en route to San Francisco under Captain Morris.
Updated 1998-02-01 by Lars Bruzelius.
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