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g the quarters and thus making the after-body finer and the stern above the water-line much lighter and handsomer. Captain Clark. Clipper Ship Era. Mr. Griffiths, in 1843, designed the Rainbow on these lines, although she was not launched untclippers could go and find strong and favorable winds while the full bodied ships were compelled to wait for them. Captain Clark. Clipper Ship Era. The Boston builders were more conservative, and while they acknowledged that the Rainbow proveaph, 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 bet an extreme clipper ship. and Ocean Telegraph in 20 days. Of the remainder of the twenty-three ships mentioned by Captain Clark the following passages are recorded from Boston or New York to San Francisco: Dauntless, 116 days; John Wade, 116 day