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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 938 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 220 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 178 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 148 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 96 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 92 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 88 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 66 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 64 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2 64 0 Browse Search
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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., Old ships and Ship-building days of Medford. (search)
ers 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 proved these ideas to be correct, they thought that on account of their increased sharpness and comparatively less cargo capacity these vessels would not be commercially practicable. And this would probably have been the case if the discovery of gold in California and the consequent high prices had not made the question of speed of greater importance. The first vessel built in this part of the country on these ideas was the Game Cock, built by Samuel Hall at East Boston in 1850, and the same year James O. Curtis of Medford built the Shooting Star, 900 tons, for Reed and Wade of Boston. She was one of twenty-six ships which made the passage twice from Boston or New York to San Francisco in less than 110 days average time (105 days from Boston and
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., Old ships and Ship-building days of Medford. (search)
shore on Pratas shoal and all hands lost is all that tells of their fate. Sometimes, however, there are left more extended accounts. Among them is that of the California. See Chapter IV. On January 18, 1857, occurred a terrific blizzard accompanied by a driving snowstorm which crippled the railroads. The channel in Boston hawas expected. Ice formed in the inner harbor at Gloucester, and when it started it carried away every vessel with which it came in contact. Among them was the California, which was driven completely across Massachusetts bay and cast ashore on Black ledge, near Cohasset. Often they met mishap and, after injuring themselves or h the exception of the Herald of the Morning. She was designed for the California service just after the discovery of gold had made the prices of necessities in California very high, and speed was the first requisite. She had experienced the usual share of disasters at different times in her voyages around the Horn. This item