Romance of the Sea

Extreme clipper ship built in 1853 by Donald McKay, East Boston. Rigged with Capt. Forbes' double topsail rig. Her dimensions were 140'x39'6"x29'6" and tonnage 1782 tons
1853 November 15
Launched at Donald McKay's Yard at East Boston, for George B. Upton of Boston. Employed in the California Trade.
1853 December 16
Sailed for San Francisco under command of Capt. Dumaresq after having loaded at the Long Wharf, Boston, for Messers. Timothy Davis & Co.'s line of San Francisco Clippers.
Disappeared en route to San Francisco after having left Hong Kong 31st of December 1862.


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