Yankee clippers etc.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 13 18:23:20 UTC 2010

There can be confusion because newspapers (at least those I read --
the 18th century) often put both the name of the ship and its type in
italics.  Thus one will see things like _Mary Sloop_ or _Endeavor
Schooner_.  (It seems the type of ship must have been of some
interest to the newspaper readers.)

However, I don't think there was any type of ship called "Hero".  :-)


At 12/12/2010 08:29 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>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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