Three Ships Which Changed the World — Red Jacket, Rainbow and Great Britain

If you are in Manhattan next Monday night, April 24, feel free to stop by the meeting of the New York Ship Lore and Model Club. Stephen Hopkins and I will be giving a joint presentation on three remarkable ships. I will discuss two amazing yet radically different ships which set off on their maiden voyages in 1845 — the extreme clipper Rainbow and the luxury steamer SS Great Britain.  Following my comments, Stephen Hopkins, author of “Red Jacket — the Life and Times of a Maine Clipper Ship,” will speak about his new book and answer questions about the ship that was one of the largest and finest of all clippers.

The Monday meeting is at 7:30PM at 79 Walker Street, 5th floor. Admission is free.

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One Response to Three Ships Which Changed the World — Red Jacket, Rainbow and Great Britain

  1. ws says:

    Rick,
    A great presentation as usual!
    (WAGL / WLM-227) Lilac’s Two Triple Expansion Steam engines
    produce the same 1000 horsepower as SS Great Britain’s 4 cylinder
    “Vee” Engine:

    https://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Lilac_1933.pdf

    http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/your-visit/things-to-see/ship/steam-engine