Fourth Quarter 2013 Update: Navigating Beyond the Pillars

Navigation: Flying CloudThe Flying Cloud, a tall ship built to deliver goods quickly from New York to San Francisco during the California gold rush, is arguably America’s most famous clipper ship. The clipper ships were a disruptive technology capable of sustaining speeds in excess of twelve knots. In the 1850’s a typical 16,000-mile voyage around Cape Horn to San Francisco would take 200 days. In 1851, on her maiden voyage, the Flying Cloud stunned the world when she set anchor in San Francisco harbor after a passage from New York of only eighty-nine days, twenty-one hours. She stunned the world again in 1854… Read PDF »