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Clipper Ship "Dreadnought"

The medium-sized clipper, "Dreadnought," was built for the "Red Cross Line" of transatlantic boats, or packets, that carried immigrants westbound between Liverpool and New York. The ship's first and most celebrated captain was Samuel Samuels, who wrote of the "Dreadnought," "She was built for hard usage and to make a reputation for herself and me and that she should do her duty, or that we should both sink." The ship earned the nicknames "The Flying Dutchman" and "The Wild Boat of the Atlantic." The "Dreadnought" averaged 19 days eastbound and 26 days westbound.

Date: 1854

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-514
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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