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The tea clippers their history and development 1833-1875 by David R. MacGregor

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Published by Conway and Lloyd"s of London in London .
Written in English


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StatementDavid R. MacGregor.
The Physical Object
Pagination256p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18776482M
ISBN 100851772560

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Book Review | The Tea Clippers: Their History and Development by David R. MacGregor Joshua Rigsby The exploits of the great Victorian-era sailing vessels Cutty Sark, Thermopylae, Taeping, and Ariel have transported the imaginations of seafarers and would-be adventurers for over years. As soon as the tea was secured the clippers would leave again for London, a trip that would take them three months, travers miles, 3/4ths of the way around the world. The ships would battle for position for weeks, stretching every inch of canvas for a possible advantage, and arriving in London within minutes of each other. And thanks to every box of Clipper Tea you buy, we're able to keep doing the good stuff. All our products are natural, fair and delicious. There are many small ways to do a world of good. And thanks to every box of Clipper Tea you buy, we're able to keep doing the good . The history of the China tea clippers is examined in this book, especially their struggle in the 19th century for economic survival in the face of the steamships. It also details the advances made in design, hull construction, rigging, sail plans and deck arrangements.