Clipper Ship Museum References & Resources Home

American Clipper Ships 1833-1858, by Octavius T. Howe & Fredric C. Matthews, Argosy Antiquarian, New York, 1967. Reprint by Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1986.

American Ships. By Alexander Laing, American Heritage Press, New York, 1971.

Cherish the Sea: A History of Sail, Jean DeLa Varende, La Navigation Sentimentate, Ernest Flammarion, Copyright 1952, USA: Viking Press, 1956. Library of Congress CCN 55-9786.

Clipper Ship Men. By Alexander Laing, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1944.

Clipper Ships And Captains, by Jane D. Lyon, American Heritage Publishing Companies, Inc.

Clipper Ships of America and Great Britain: 1833-1869, Helen & Jacques La Grange, G. P. Putnam's & Sons, New York, 1936.

Donald McKay and the Clipper Ships, by Mary Ellen Chase, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1959.

Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships, Richard C. McKay, Dover Publications Inc., 1995 (reprint of the 1928 edition); ISBN 0-486-28820-X

Eighty Days to Hong Kong: The Story of the Clipper Ship, by Basil Heatter, Published by Doubleday Canada Ltd, Toronto and Printed in the USA by American Book, Statford Press, Inc., 1969. Library of Congress CCN 69-14976.

Flying Cloud, by Bruce M. Lane, Peabody Museum, Essex House.

Flying Cloud, by David W. Shaw, William Morrow, 2000.

Glory, God and Gold. By Paul Wellman, Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1954.

Greyhounds of the Sea: The Story of the American Clipper Ship, by Carl C. Cutler, Halcyon House, New York,1930.

Merchant Sail, Vols I VI, by William Armstrong Fairburn, Center Lovell, Maine, 1897.

Sail: The Romance of the Clipper Ships, Volumes I, II and III by Basil Lubbock and edited by Alexander Campbell. Reprinted by Madison Square Press, 1972. Original: Grosset & Dunlap: A National General Company, New York. Pictures by Jack Spurling.

Shipbuilder, by Dunbaugh, Edwin L. & Thomas, William duBarry and William H. Webb,.Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Clove, NY, 1989.

Some Famous Sailing Ships and Their Builder, Donald McKay, by Richard C. McKay, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1928; Reprint: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1988.

SOUTH STREET a Maritime History of New York. By Richard C. McKay. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1934.

The Adventures of America's Best Known Sailor: Victor Slocum, by Captain Joshua Slocum, incomplete manuscript.

The Age of Fighting Sail, by C.S. Forester, Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY. 1956.

The American-Built Clipper Ship, by Crothers, William L. Crothers, An International Marine/McGraw-Hill Companies Book, Camden, Maine, 1997. / Cover Painting of the Red Jacket by Percy A. Sutton, courtesy the Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine. / Whenever the American people decide to build clipper ships again, this is the book that will tell them how to do it.

The Challenge, by A. B. Carl Whipple, Quill, New York, 1987.

The Champion of the Seas Times / Collection of ship's newspapers - 1855. Reproduced in facimile by the Marine Historical Assocoation, Mystic, Connecticut, 1952.

The China Clippers, by Basil Lubbock, James Brown and Son, 1922, Reprinted by Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2009.

The Clipper Ship, by Hawthorne Daniel, Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1928.

The Clipper Ship Era, by Arthur Hamilton Clark, 7 Cs Press, Riverside, Connecticut, 1910.

The Clipper Ships, by A.B. Carl Whipple, Time-Life Books, New York, 1980.

The Colonial Clippers, by Basil Lubbock, Second Edition, James Brown and Son, Publishers, 52-58 Darnley Street, Glasgow, 1921. Brown, Son & Ferguson, LTD, Reprinted Fourth Edition - 1955.

The Family of Donald McKay: The McKays and McPhersons, by Marion Robertson, Reprints from Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 37., 1968.

The Flying Cloud and Her First Passengers. By Lyon, Margaret Lyon & Flora Elizabeth Reynolds, Center for the Book, Mills College, Oakland, California, 1992.

The Maritime History of Massachusetts by Samuel Eliot Morrison, Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1979

The New Clipper James Baines, by Duncan McLean, The Boston Daily Atlas, Vol. XXIII, No. 53, Friday, September 1, 1854. Reprinted in NRJ, Vol. 25, pp 3335.

The Passage Makers, by Michael K. Stammers, Teredo Books, Brighton, 1978; ISBN 0-903662-06-X

The Rise of New York Port, New York, by Robert Greenhalgh Albion, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1939.

The Seafarers: The Clipper Ships, by A.B.C. Whipple, Time-Life Books, 1980.

Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., The Heritage Press, New York, 1947.

Yankee Ship Sailing Cards. 1948, Three Volumes, by Forbes, Allan Forbes & Eastman, Ralph M. Eastman, State Street Trust Company, 1948.

Historians on Clipper Ships:

Arthur H. Clark,

Carl C. Cutler,

Hawthorne Daniel,

Jane D. Lyon,

Samuel Eliot Morison,

Marian Robertson,

Michael J. Mjelde

Peter Stanford

A.B.C. Whipple,


Locations for Research

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA,

Clipper Heritage Trail (A detailed combination of historic pictures and detailed history),

Essex Shipbuilding Museum,

Historical Society of Old Newbury, Cushing House Museum, High Street, Newburyport, MA,

Lowell Boat Shop, Amesbury, MA,

Newburyport Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA,

Newburyport Public Library Archive Room, Newburyport, MA,

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine.

Pert Lowell Boat Shop,

Phillips Library, Essex Institute, Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA,

South Street Seaport Museum,