An extreme clipper ship built in 1853 by Robert E. Jackson, East Boston, to
the design of Samuel H. Pook.
Dimensions 206'×38'4"×23' and tonnage 1334 tons.
- 1853 December 19
- Launched at the shipyard of Robert E. Jackson, East Boston, MA, for W. & F.H. Whittemore, Boston.
- 1854 February 17 - June 9
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 112 days.
- 1855 June 2 - October 14
- Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 134 days.
- 1857 October 24 - February 17
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 115 days.
- 1859 April 16 - August 15
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 121 days.
- 1860 ____ - October 4
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 128 days.
- 1860 ____ - December 9
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 118 days.
- 1861 October
- Collided with the ship Roswell Sprague in a gale in the roadstead of Bremerhaven.
- 1863 February 7 - June 20
- Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 128/133 days.
- 1863 July
- Sold to N. Larco, agent for the Peruvian Government and was renamed Camille Cavour. Used in the transport of Chinese coolies to the guano
- 1875 October
- Damaged in a gale on voyage from Port Discovery to Peru and was abandoned off the coast of Mexico. The wreck drifted ashore at Manzanillo.
- Clipper ships, general references.
- Fairburn, William Armstrong: Merchant Sail.
Fairburn Education Foundation, Inc., Center Lover, ME, 1945-1955. 6 vols.
- [McLean, Duncan]: The New Clipper Ship Challenger, of Boston.
Boston Daily Atlas, 1854, January 26.
- Howe, Octavius T. & Matthews, Fredric C.: American Clipper
Ships 1833-1858. Volume II. Malay - Young Mechanic.
Argosy Antiquarian, New York, 1967/1926 (facs.).
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