Red Jacket (clipper)
The Red Jacket was a famous
Commissioned by Seacomb & Taylor of
Boston, the "Red Jacket" was designed by Samuel Hartt Pookand built by George Thomas in Rockland, Maine. Launched in 1853, the "Red Jacket" set a speed record for sailing ships by traveling from New York to Liverpool in 13 days, 1 hour and 25 minutes.
The Red Jacket was named after
Sagoyewatha, the great Seneca Indian chief and orator, who was known by the European settlers as "Red Jacket".
* [http://www.eraoftheclipperships.com/page44web7.html Era of the Clipper Ships]
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