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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Anyone know anything about this I believe it came from an old 1940 calendar. It of and old clipper ship. It says "danger on the seas"

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      My guess, is a tea clipper.
    2. just_a_random_guy, 7 years ago
      It's a commercial clipper. No pennants, three-masted, square-rigged. I don't see a spanker (or driver sail) and no indication of it also being steam powered, as well.

      The style was common from the mid-1800's through the end of the century.

      Spankers/drivers (which were more common than not) are fore and aft sails rigged behind the mizzen course (after most mast, lower sail) on a gaff (a pole set out horizontally from the mizzen mast) and used to give a little extra impetus.

      IMHO, this is a romanticized image and not a particular vessel. Otherwise, there'd be some identifying features (name, figurehead, markings, flags, etc.)

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