A medium clipper ship built in 1856 by Donald McKay, East Boston, MA.
Dimensions: 209'×41'10"×28'4" and tonnage 1698 tons, old
- 1856 March 22
- Launched at the shipyard of Donald McKay, East
Boston, for R.W Cameron & Co. [Agents], New York. [Cutler has 1856]
- Sailed to Australia on her maiden voyage with Captain
Beauchamp in command.
- 1862 January
- Rescued the crew of the Waverley on
voyage from Moulmein to Queenstown. ... were landed at Table Bay on
- 1862 May
- Sold to Samuel G. Reed & Co., Boston, for $ 62.500.
- 1862 July 21
- Sailed from New York for San Francisco with a
cargo of coal for the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. Under command of Captain
- Put into Rio de Janeiro in a leaking condition 70 days
out of New York after having met with heavy gales in the South Atlantic.
- 1862 November 6 - February 17
- Sailed from Rio de Janeiro to
San Francisco in 103 days.
- Sailed from San Francisco to Callao in 48 days to load
guano for England.
- 1864 __ - November 20
- Sailed from London to San Francisco in
189 days with a cargo of coal. Under command of Captain David Bursley.
Durning the voyage the cargo shifted during a pampero off Rio de la Plata.
The head was carried away, the bulwarks, galley and round house were stove
in during the pampero which lasted for 16 hours.
- 1867 September __ - October 20
- Sailed from Yokohama to
Honolulu in 29 days.
- 1867 November 4 - November 20
- Sailed from Honolulu to
Baker's Island in 16 days.
- 1867 December 3
- Wrecked on a reef at Baker's Island in a
storm which lasted for 60 hours. The ship was insured for $ 56.000.
- Clipper ships,
- Howe, Octavius T. & Matthews, Frederick C.: American Clipper Ships
1926. pp 33-35.
- McKay, Richard: Some Famous Sailing Ships and Their Builder Donald
1928. pp 210-225.
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