A clipper ship built in 1854 by Robert E. Jackson, East Boston, MA. Dimensions 220'×41'6"×24' and tonnage 1790 tons. The figurehead was "a man from the waist up, in old sailor's costume, a blue jacket with yellow buttons, the jacket open in the front, no waistcoat, loose shirt, and a large knotted handkerchief round the neck; with a broad belt and large square buckle and cutlass hilt at the side. On either side of the figure-head was a scroll, saying: - 'Keep a sharp lookout!'".
Lubbock mentions that the figurehead of the Blue Jacket was found washed up on the shore of the Rottnest Island, off Fremantle, Western Australia.
Updated 1997-03-21 by Lars Bruzelius.
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