An extreme clipper built in 1851 by Westervelt & Mackay, New York.
Her dimensions were: 202'6"×38'6"×21'11"
and tonnage: 1399 tons old measurement and 1124 tons new measurement.
- 1851 February 5
- Launched at the shipyard of Westervelt &
Mackay, New York, for A.A. Low & Brother, New York. Her first master was
Captain Charles Porter Low.
- 1851 August 21
- Arrived at San Francisco from New York after a
passage of 107 days. Brought to the quay-side by Captain Low without the
assistance of towboats.
- 1852 August 16
- Put into Valparaiso, 85 days from New York, to
put off two seamen who had tried to murder the first and second mate.
- 1853 February 28
- Struck the Broussa Shoal, a reef at North
Watcher Island in the Java Sea, but was able to get off and had to put into
Batavia to be repaired at the Onrust Naval Yard.
- 1854 January 26
- Arrived at San Francisco from New York after 121
- Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 88 days with Captain
Higham in command.
- 1858 October 25 — January 16
- Sailed from Shanghai to New
York in the record time of 82 days (64 from Anjer).
- Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 100 days with Captain
- Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 100 days.
- Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 97 days.
- Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 90 days.
- Sailed from New York to Hong Kong in 93 days.
- 1873 February
- 1892 January 10
- Abandoned in the North Atlantic at 45°N,
43°W. At the time she was registered at Arendal, Norway.
Updated 1996-04-05 by Lars Bruzelius.
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