the Morning made the trip in 99 days
The record passage was made in 89 days, twice by the Flying Cloud and once by the Andrew Jackson. from New York.
She was designed by Samuel A. Pook of Boston, who also designed the Ocean Telegraph, built by James O. Curtis in 1854.
Other famous ships designed by Mr. Pook were the Red Jacket and Game Cock.
Captain Clark mentions twenty-three Medford ships in a list of one hundred and seventy-three extreme type of clipper ships built between 1850 and 1857, and in a record of one hundred and twenty-eight passages made to San Francisco in 110 days or less between 1850 and 1860, from New York or Boston, seventeen were made by thirteen Medford ships as follows:—
ShipDaysPort of DepartureDate of Arrival
Shooting Star105BostonAug. 17, 1852
Courser108BostonApril 28, 1852
Phantom105BostonApril 21, 1853
Golden Eagle105BostonAug. 25, 1854
Don Quixote106BostonMarch 29, 1855
Ringleader107BostonFeb. 12, 1856
Ringleader110BostonFeb. 8, 1854
c-spirited resident of Boston and Medford, while their younger son, Shepherd Brooks, is the subject of this memoir.
He was prepared for college by Dr. Samuel Eliot of Boston, entered Harvard, and received there the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1857 and that of Master of Arts in 1872.
Only two of his Harvard classmates of 1857 survived him.
After leaving college, Mr. Brooks passed the winter in New Orleans, and in the autumn of 1858 went to Europe, where he remained two years and travelle1857 survived him.
After leaving college, Mr. Brooks passed the winter in New Orleans, and in the autumn of 1858 went to Europe, where he remained two years and travelled extensively.
His freedom from financial cares made it possible for him to spend a winter in the South whenever he wished and to travel at will in this country and abroad.
In the spring of 1872 he joined a pleasure party that journeyed to the Pacific coast, and thus met his future wife, who was also a member of the party.
Although he had made a special study of architecture, he did not follow up this subject as an active profession.
He had a house in Boston and a beautiful estate in the