Medium clipper ship built in 1852 by Jacob A. Westervelt, New York. Dimensions 180'×238'×21' and tonnage 1098 tons.
1852 October 9
Launched at the shipyard of Jacob A. Westervelt, New York, for A.A. Low & Brother, New York.
1852 November 16 - February 24
Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 100 days.
1853 March 12 - May 30
Sailed from San Francisco to New York in 80 days and 8 hours. The Boston built clipper Northern Light left San Francisco the day after the Contest and arrived to Boston one day before the latter arrived to New York.
Burnt by the Confederate raider CSS Alabama.

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