5. Clippers of the Port of Portsmouth and the Men Who Built Them

by Ray Brighton

Clippers of the Port of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Marine Society

Piscataqua River shipyards turned out 28 clipper ships in the two decades prior to the Civil War. Not only were Portsmouth vessels fast and well-built, they were also elegantly outfitted with fancy carving and woodwork to rival that found in the finest houses of the period.

This volume reviews the history of each shipyard and tells the story of each vessel including such famous ships as Typhoon, Nightingale, Morning Light, Witch of the Wave, Dashing Wave, and Sea Serpent.

Included are 16 color illustrations.

7×10 hardcover, 175 pages, 33 illustrations, ISBN 0-915819-05-8 $24.95

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