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The China Clippers
Basil Lubbock
The history of the celebrated clipper ships in the Chinese opium and tea trades. Many of the incidents relating to the great tea races, typhoons, shipwrecks, etc., and the fine performances of seamanship and daring navigation, have been gathered from the men who participated in them. There is an account of the Chinese opium trade and the clippers engaged in this risky, but lucrative traffic. Then the wonderful American clippers, which in the forties threatened the supremacy of Great Britain as the carrier of the world.

Part II, is entirely composed of an account of the British tea clippers of the sixties and their splendid performances.Plans and scale models of many of the best-known clippers will prove interesting to modern designers and builders. Many beautiful illustrations are given, reproduced from paintings and lithographs, collected by the author with difficulty owing to their scarcity.
22.99
The China Clippers
         Solent Creeks, Craft and Cargoes

Solent Creeks, Craft and Cargoes
Michael Langley
The Solent area once had many navigable inlets and creeks that were once visited by commercial vessels. These are extensively illustrated, along with the better-known wharves and docks.

They are shown throughout the photographic era, those on the Isle of Wight being particularly appealing

16.75

The British Excursion Ship
The British Excursion Ship

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