Other material of use

              These documents do not directly mention the Flying Cloud directly but may be of use because they describe contemporary clipper ships, their operation or equipment used on them.

 

[D-Biddlecombe-1848] George Biddlecombe, The Art of Rigging, Norie & Wilson 1848 (republished with corrections 1925 by Marine Research Society).  Contemporary document describing the details of rigging sailing ships.  Many detailed illustrations.

 

[D-Brady-1849] William Brady, The Kedge Anchor or, the young SailorsÕ Assistant. 1849.  Contemporary document describing the details of operating a sailing ship.

 

[D-Butts-1860] I.R. Butts, The Art of Sailmaking, 1860.  Contemporary document describing the manufacture of sails for sailing ships.

 

[D-Campbell-1974] George Campbell, China Tea Clippers, International Marine Publishing 1974. Details of the construction of wooden and iron clipper ships.

 

[D-Crothers 2013] William L. Crothers, American-Built Packets and Freighters of the 1850s: An Illustrated Study of their Characteristics and Construction, McFarland & Co. 2013. Lots of details about the construction of sailing ships in the 1850s.

 

[D-Crothers 2014] William L. Crothers, The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850s, 2914.  Details of the design and construction of clipper ship masts, yards and bowsprits.

 

[D-Dana-1840] Richard Henry Dana, Two Years Before the Mast, 1840. A good narrative of how sailing ships were operated in the mid 1830s.

 

[D-Domville-Fife-1938] Charled W. Domville-Fife editor Square Rigger Days: Autobiographies of Sail, origal published in 1938, updated and republished in 2007 by Seaforth Publishing.  Stories and photographs from the days of sail.

 

[D-Emerson-1847e] Frederick Emerson, Ejecting Ventilator - US Patent No. 5,182, 3 July, 1847. Ventilator used on the Flying Cloud.

 

[D-Emerson-1847i] Frederick Emerson, Injecting Ventilator - US Patent No. 5,183, 3 July, 1847. Ventilator used on the Flying Cloud.

 

[D-Emerson-1848s] Frederick Emerson, Ventilating Ships - US Patent No. 5,842, October 10, 1848. A description of how to use the Emerson injecting and ejecting ventilators on ships.

 

[D-Lankford-1994] Ben Lankford, Instruction Manual, The American Clipper Ship Flying Fish, Model Shipways 1994. Instructions for building a model of the McKay ship Flying Fish.  Many details of contemporary clipper ships were identical so that new crewmembers would know how to operate the ship.  Companion to a very detailed multi colored set of plans of the Flying Fish with excellent information about the rigging, which would likely have been essentially the same as the rigging used on the Flying Cloud.  .

 

[D-Leavitt 1-1987] Robert C. and Grisel M. Leavitt, The Deck Furniture and Machinery of the Large Mid-19th Century Sailing Ships, Part I, Nautical Research Journal, June 1987, Volume 32, pages 95-101.

 

[D-Leavitt 9-1990] Robert C. and Grisel M. Leavitt, The Deck Furniture and Machinery of Large Mid-19th Century Sailing Ships - part 9: Chain Pipes and Chain Lockers, Nautical Research Journal, December 1990, Volume 35, pages 191-194.

 

[D-Leavitt 10-1991] Robert C. and Grisel M. Leavitt, The Deck Furniture and Machinery of Large Mid-19th Century Sailing Ships - part 10: The Ventilation Problem, September 1991, Volume 36, pages 123-130.

 

[D-Leavitt 11-1992] Robert C. and Grisel M. Leavitt, The Deck Furniture and Machinery of Large Mid-19th Century Sailing Ships - part 11: Early Hold Ventilators, Nautical Research Journal, June 1992, Volume 37, pages 96-100.

 

[D-Leavitt 12-1992] Robert C. and Grisel M. Leavitt, The Deck Furniture and Machinery of Large Mid-19th Century Sailing Ships - part 12 Emerson's Injecting and Ejecting Ventilators, Nautical Research Journal, September 1992, Volume 37, pages 174-180.

 

[D-Leavitt 13-1993] Robert C. and Grisel M. Leavitt, The Deck Furniture and Machinery of Large Mid-19th Century Sailing Ships - part 13: Emerson's Corresponding Ventilators, Nautical Research Journal, September 1993, Volume 38, pages 163-170.

 

[D-Leavitt 14-1994] Robert C. and Grisel M. Leavitt, The Deck Furniture and Machinery of Large Mid-19th Century Sailing Ships - part 14: Side Ventilators, Nautical Research Journal, December 1994, Volume 39, pages 224-229.

 

[D-Lever-1853] Darcy Lever, The Young Sea OfficerÕs Sheet Anchor, Thomas Gill 1853.   Contemporary document describing the details of operating a sailing ship.

 

[D-MacGregor-1973] David R. MacGregor, Fast Sailing Ships: Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875, Naval Institute Press 1973. Photos  drawings and paintings of many types of sailing ships.

 

[D-McLean BE-1852] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Bald Eagle, of Boston, The Boston Daily Atlas, November 17, 1852. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Bald Eagle.

 

[D-McLean CP-1854] Duncan McLean, The New Packet Ship Commodore Perry, The Boston Daily Atlas, September 30, 1854. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Commodore Perry.

 

[D-McLean CS-1854] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Champion of the Seas, The Boston Daily Atlas, May 20, 1854. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Champion of the Seas.

 

[D-McLean DM-1855] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Donald M'Kay - Of Liverpool, The Boston Daily Atlas, February 6, 1855. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Donald M'Kay.

 

[D-McLean FF-1851] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Flying Fish, of Boston, The Boston Daily Atlas, November 4, 1851. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Flying Fish.

 

[D-McLean GR-1853] Duncan McLean, Description of the largest ship in the world: the new clipper Great Republic, of Boston. Designed, built and owned by Donald McKay, and commanded by Capt. L. McKay. With illustrated designs of her construction, Eastburn's Press, 853. Pamphlet on the launching and details of the McKay ship Great Republic, includes 6 sheets of plans.

 

[D-McLean JB-1854] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship James Baine, The Boston Daily Atlas, September 1, 1854. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship James Baine.

 

[D-McLean L-1854] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Lightning, of Liverpool, The Boston Daily Atlas, January 31, 1854. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Lightning.

 

[D-McLean RS-1853] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper ship Romance of the Sea, of Boston, The Boston Daily Atlas, November 8, 1853. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Romance of the Sea.

 

[D-McLean S-1851] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Packet Ship Staffordshire, The Boston Daily Atlas, July 21, 1851. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Staffordshire.

 

[D-McLean SH-1850] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Stag Hound, The Boston Daily Atlas, December 21, 1850. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Stag Hound.

 

[D-McLean SS-1852] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Sovereign-of-the-Seas, of Boston, The Boston Daily Atlas, June 19th, 1852. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Sovereign of the Seas.

 

[D-McLean WH-1852] Duncan McLean, The New Clipper Ship Westward Ho! of Boston, The Boston Daily Atlas, September 21, 1852. Article on the launching and details of the McKay ship Westward Ho!.

 

[D-Murphy-1849] John McLeod Murphy and W.N. Jeffers, Nautical Routine and Stowage: With Short Rules in Navigation. Henry Spear 1849. General book on mid-1800s sailing ships with a very good section on Spars and Rigging (published as a separate book).

 

[D-Paasch-1890] Heinrich Paasch, Illustrated marine encyclopedia, 1890. This book is the source of some of the illustrations of details in the Magoun plans.

 

[D-Reed-1849] Jesse Reed, Steering Apparatus, US Patent No. 6,507. [Lane 1967] concludes that this was the steering apparatus initially used on the Flying Cloud.

 

[D-Ronnberg-1991] Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr., Paint and Colors for American Merchant Vessels, 1800-1920: Their Study and Interpretation for Modelmaking, Nautical Research Journal, December 1991, Volume 36, pages 202-208 and plates I-VI.

 

[D-Sargent-1880] A book of pencil sketches by Marina L. Sargent in the Peabody Essex Museum. One sketch is published in [D-Brewington] page 326 titled "Looking Forward from the House" drawing from 1879 or 1880. From the point of view of a passenger on the aft house of the sailing ship Ice King looking forward -- showing the main mast, main house, starboard rail and a spare yard. Other sketches include details of the end of the main yard.  Note from AskArt: "Married to a ship's captain, Marina Sargent sailed from Boston to Indonesia and kept a small journal of sketches of the voyage, which she later converted to larger marine drawings."

 

[D-Schultz-1983] Charles R. Schultz, Life on Board American Clipper Ships, Texas A&M Sea Grant College Program 1983.  Description of life on a clipper ship.

 

[D-Steel-1797-v1] David Steel, The Art of Making Yards, Gaffs, Booms, Blocks, and Oars as Practiced in the Royal Navy and According to the Most Approved Methods in the Merchant-Service, 1797.  Volume I of The Elements and Practice of Rigging, Seamanship, and Naval Tactics. Good descriptions of shipmaking practices in the late 1700s, many of the same practices were still in use when the Flying Cloud was built.

 

[D-Steel-1796-v2] David Steel, The Art of Sail-Making as Practiced in the Royal Navy and according to the Most Approved Methods in the Merchant Service,  1796.  Volume II of The Elements and Practice of Rigging, Seamanship, and Naval Tactics. (link to 4th edition - 1843) Good descriptions of Sailmaking practices in the late 1700s, many of the same practices were still in use when the Flying Cloud was built.

 

[D-Steel-1806-v3] David Steel, The Art of Rigging Containing an Alphabetical Explanation of the Terms, Directions for the Most Minute Operations and the Method of Progressive Rigging. 1806.  Volume III of The Elements and Practice of Rigging, Seamanship, and Naval Tactics. Good descriptions of Rigging practices in the late 1700s, many of the same practices were still in use when the Flying Cloud was built.

 

[D-Underhill-1938] Harold A. Underhill, Sailing Ship Rigs & Rigging. Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd.  1938 (reprinted 1969) Short book that covers the rigs of many types of sailing ships including clipper ships.

 

[D-Underhill-1946] Harold A. Underhill, Masting and Rigging the Clipper Ship & Ocean Carrier,  Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. 1946 (reprinted 1988).  Many useful details on the rigging of clipper ships.

 

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