The Clipper ship, "Lightning"
Medium or Technique
Not On View
James N. Forbes, Commander, James Baines and Co. owners. Celebrated for having made the quickest passage from Boston to Liverpool on record from land to land in 10 days. Built by Donald McKay, Esquire, of Boston (Builder of the noted clippers “Flying Cloud”, “Stag Hound”, “Great Republic”, etc.) expressly for the Black Ball Line of Australian Packets.
Transferred to Print Department May 1, 1980.
Gift of Mrs. E. P. Bliss daughter of Donald McKay