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    what is painted on her bowsprit?

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    that is the Cutty Sark after she was sold to the Portuguese Company Ferreira and Co. in 1895 and renamed.
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    That's depressing. Might need some of this to recover:

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    I hadn't seen that picture before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    I hadn't seen that picture before.

    Which picture?

    The picture in Post #1 or the picture in Post #5 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    That's depressing. Might need some of this to recover:
    in that case i won't post pic of her afire. . .

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    That is most definitely her. She's in Pensacola Florida after a storm. She was nearly wrecked there.
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    pensacola!

    wonders at how she found herself there
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    She just woke up and said like... wtf?!
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    Tramping after any cargo that will pay I'd imagine Paul. That wasn't the only time she was nearly lost. She was dismasted at one point as well. Most people know of her lost rudder racing against Thermopylae as well. She's had some lucky instances in her life. Worst of all was being shut up in that greenhouse until she falls apart. They shoulda sent her back to sea to train kids or something. Then again, it would probably be cheaper to build an exact replica of her with minor changes to make her more fit for purpose.
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    It's amazing to think the clipper era only lasted about 15 years.
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    Fairly safe bet from what I can see. (I just happen to have framed copies of the "Cutty Sark" General Arrangement and Rigging Plan on the wall in front of me) from the OP it seems someone has the figurehead's left arm which was outstretched forward with "hand half closed to hold the mare's tail. (Tom O'Shanter's mare"), and"made portable and removed when necessary to avoid damage".
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    I beg to differ. The clipper period lasted much longer than 15 years. Clippers were built in the states in the late 1840s and into the mid 50s while British clippers (much smaller though) were built into the 1870s or so.
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    Flying Cloud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I beg to differ. The clipper period lasted much longer than 15 years. Clippers were built in the states in the late 1840s and into the mid 50s while British clippers (much smaller though) were built into the 1870s or so.
    I’m referring to the period when they were the fastest ships afloat and the preferred method of transport.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Tramping after any cargo that will pay I'd imagine Paul. That wasn't the only time she was nearly lost. She was dismasted at one point as well. Most people know of her lost rudder racing against Thermopylae as well. She's had some lucky instances in her life. Worst of all was being shut up in that greenhouse until she falls apart. They shoulda sent her back to sea to train kids or something. Then again, it would probably be cheaper to build an exact replica of her with minor changes to make her more fit for purpose.
    So you want to put one of the only two surviving composite clippers back into the danger of being lost at sea, again?
    Remarkable!
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    So you want to put one of the only two surviving composite clippers back into the danger of being lost at sea, again?
    Remarkable!
    Yeah, there' another restoration project just become available……….
    but you'll have to be quick………...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    I beg to differ. The clipper period lasted much longer than 15 years. Clippers were built in the states in the late 1840s and into the mid 50s while British clippers (much smaller though) were built into the 1870s or so.
    If you consider "Baltimore clippers" to be the beginnings of that design, they have been around as fast ships since the mid to late 1700s
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