"yanky" as applied to ships

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 13 01:29:11 UTC 2010

There was no ship called the "Yankee Clipper". The term refers to a type of
boat developed on the East Coast of the US in the first half of the 19th
Century. Many of the best were built by Donald McKay.

Yankee Clipper was used later as the name of the first transatlantic
Airliner, a space vehicle and a pretty good baseball player.


On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 7:04 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> > The privateer "Yankee Hero"
> What sort of ship was the "Yankee Clipper"?

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