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The Clipper ship, "Lightning"


Accession Number

31.978

Medium or Technique

Lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Provenance

Transferred to Print Department May 1, 1980.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. P. Bliss daughter of Donald McKay