Flying Mist

A full-rigged clipper ship built in 1856 by James O. Curtis, Medford, MA. Dimensions 200" [loa]×39"×24" and 1183 tons Old Measurement. Rigged with double topsails and a main skysail.
1856 September 13
Launched at the shipyard of James O. Curtis, Medford, MA, for Theodore Chase and George B. Chase, Boston. Captain Ebenezer H. Linnell, late of the clipepr ship Eagle Wing, was given command of the ship.
1856 November 15 - March 12
Sailed from Boston to San Francisco in 113 days. [H&M has 115 days]
Sailed from San Francisco to Valparaiso in 43 days.
1857 August 23 - October 13
Sailed from Caldera, Chile, to New Point, VA, in 51 days, being only 37 days from Cape Horn.
1857 December 10 - May 25
Sailed from Philadelphia, PA; to Hong Kong.
1858 December 15
Arrived in New York from Manila.
1859 February 20 - June 26
Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 123 days.
Sailed from San Francisco to Hong Kong in 42 days.
Sailed from Hong Kong to San Francisco in 48 days.
1860 August 14 - December 14
Sailed from Baker's Island to New York with a cargo of guano.
1861 ?? - June 24
Sailed from New York to San Francisco in 119 days under command of Captain Foster.
1861 July 22 - January 30
Sailed from San Francisco to Queenstown by way of Mazatlan under command of Captain Stickney.
1862 May
Left the Clyde for New Zealand with a general cargo and 1760 sheep together with 18 shepherds.
1862 August 26
Arrived at Bluff Harbour, NZ, but was blown ashore and wrecked during the night. The crew and the shepherds were saved as was 820 of the sheep but the rest of the cargo was lost.


Updated 1999-11-23 by Lars Bruzelius

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