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76 news items

London Loves Business

London Loves Business
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:45:00 -0700

Named after a scantily-clad witch's outfit from a Robert Burns poem, the Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers built in Britain, and was one of the fastest. In fact, even after the dawn of the steamship, the Cutty Sark was so well-built that in ...
 
Smithsonian (blog)
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:18:21 -0800

China Tea Clippers. London: Adlard Coles, 1974; Howard Chapelle. The Search for Speed Under Sail. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1968; Arthur H. Clark. The Clipper Ship Era. An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:41:16 -0700

A hundred years later, in the pre-canal days, more Horn stories trickled back from the Tea Clippers and the Gold Rush Clippers—the forces of commerce led those captains and crew to reckon with the one place on the planet where the Southern Ocean ...
 
Chortle
Tue, 19 May 2015 02:10:45 -0700

Built on the Clyde in 1869, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, with a maximum logged speed of 17.5knots, until being made obsolete by steam ships. The 963-tonne vessel is now part of the National Historic Fleet ...

The Australian

The Australian
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:20:24 -0700

The Thames no longer stinks, nor does it freeze, and today its noblest boats sit permanently anchored: the replica of the Golden Hind, the boat on which Elizabeth I knighted Sir Francis Drake; the Cutty Sark, the last of the tea clippers, her masts and ...
 
Financial Times
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Tourists pour into the old market town to visit the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and the 19th-century Cutty Sark, one of the last tea clippers to be built, and which alone attracted more than 321,000 visitors last year. Handsome ...

Grimsby Telegraph

Grimsby Telegraph
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:30:00 -0800

The Cutty Sark one of the last remaining tea clippers in the world is visited thousands each year, Mr Doughty increased the educational programme of the museum, by lifting the vessel up three metres in the air to allow visitors to walk underneath it ...
 
Mirror.co.uk
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:33:59 -0800

It'd take 213 tea clippers of the kind sailed by the East India Company around 1800 carrying 1,200 tons of tea each to slake the thirst of Britons living in 2013. That might prove difficult given each clipper's journey was an 18-month round trip ...
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