Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her

Flying Cloud The True Story of America s Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her In Elanor Creesy in a position almost unheard of for a woman in the mid nineteenth century served as the navigator on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud traveling from New York

  • Title: Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her
  • Author: David W. Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780060934781
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1851, Elanor Creesy, in a position almost unheard of for a woman in the mid nineteenth century, served as the navigator on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud traveling from New York to San Francisco in only eighty nine days This swift passage set a world record that went unbroken for than a century Upon arrival in San Francisco, Flying Cloud beIn 1851, Elanor Creesy, in a position almost unheard of for a woman in the mid nineteenth century, served as the navigator on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud traveling from New York to San Francisco in only eighty nine days This swift passage set a world record that went unbroken for than a century Upon arrival in San Francisco, Flying Cloud became an enduring symbol of a young nation s frontier spirit Illustrated with original maps and charts as well as historical photographs, David Shaw s compelling narrative captures the drama of this maritime adventure.

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    326 thoughts on “Flying Cloud: The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman Who Guided Her

    • Let me start off by saying I really wanted to like this book. As with pretty much everyone I know, I love the beauty of the clipper ships, the crazy records they set, and the history of their captains and builders. So when I started this book, I thought I would absolutely be enthralled by the Creesys' story, especially in an era when very few navigators were women. What killed this book for me was the fabricated dialogue and minute details crammed in between bits of historical fact. I'm not sure [...]


    • A delightful real-life story about a piece of history that was most likely well known by every school child of the 19th century: the story about the clipper ship "Flying Cloud. When "Flying Cloud" was launched in Boston in early 1851, she was the largest of a new class of clipper ships ever built, and before the year was over she became the fastest ship on the seas. Under the command of a superb captain along with his wife, the ship's navigator, the "Flying Cloud" sailed on her maiden voyage fro [...]


    • An excellent read that accomplishes very well its goal of describing the thrill, danger, and fear of such a long ocean voyage as well as the excitement of doing it in record time. The story of the lifelong partnership of the captain-husband and his navigator-wife is compelling and well done.My only quibble with the book is more a failing on my part and that is, perhaps because the author is a sailor, some of the narrative gets very jargon-y. I'm sure he's using all the correct language, but it l [...]


    • In 1900 aged 85 Eleanor Creesy of Salem MA passed away. She had no children and survived her husband by 29 years. Not once during her life was she permitted vote nor was she ever granted any rights to the entitlement modern women take for granted. 19th century America society deemed Eleanor Creesy someone's daughter, someone's husband or someone's widow. Yet Eleanor Creesy was one of a handful of women who quietly ploughed the fields in which women rights were seeded.Most people leave school wit [...]


    • The authors style is a little ponderous so it took me awhile to get into this book. I almost didn't continue but am glad I did. It is a very well researched account of the record breaking maiden voyage of the Flying Cloud. The story is centered around the Captain's wife and Navigator and is well worth the read.


    • If you are interested in nautical history this book gives great insights into sailing ships and the people who sailed them.



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