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GLORY OF THE SEAS
Rounding Cape Horn
Scrimshaw on mammoth ivory
on ebony, mammoth ivory, and abalone mount.
 5.5"W x 3"H x 2"D

Private Collection

GLORY OF THE SEAS was a medium clipper ship built in 1869 by Donald McKay at his East Boston shipyard. She was rigged with double topsails, single topgallant sails, royal sails, and a main skysail. On February 13, 1870 she sailed from New York. She rounded Cape Horn and reached San Francisco in 120 days, beating by 15 days the extreme clipper SEA SERPENT which had sailed three days earlier. GLORY OF THE SEAS was the last clipper ship built by Donald McKay.



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