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Windjammer By Paul W Simpson
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The Loch Sloy was built for Aitken, Lilburn & Co of Glasgow. She sailed between Britain and Australia for more than twenty years. In that time she established a reputation as a crack wool... More > clipper. Windjammer, the story of the clipper ship Loch Sloy is not an adventure nor is it a romance or a tragedy, even though it contains elements of all three.The ship, her captains, officers, crew and passengers, all those her sailed upon her call out from the past to have their stories told. The Loch Sloy’s’ keel was laid down in mid-1877. By August the construction of the hull and deck fittings had been completed. After her first marine survey, the masts were stepped in, and by the end of October the Loch Sloy was all but complete. The clipper lasted twenty one years before coming to grief on the jagged shore of Kangaroo Island during the predawn hours of April 24th 1899. The final chapter of the Loch Sloy like her unfortunate passengers and crew was buried beneath the ever shifting sands of Maupertuis Bay.< Less
Star of Greece - For Profit & Glory By Paul W Simpson
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The Star of Greece was an iron clipper ship built by Harland & Wolff of Ireland for JP Corry of Belfast. For more than 20 years she plied the waters between Britain, India and Australia before... More > coming to grief in 1888 with the loss of 18 lives. Her loss left many unanswered questions, including just who was aboard the ‘Star of Greece’ and what happened to the men and boys on that fateful night over one hundred years ago. This book then answers these questions and many more as it traces the story of the ship, her masters and the fates of the survivors. Her tale is the story of the Calcutta jute trade that Corry's dominated for the best part of two decades with their fleet of twelve jute clippers - The Twelve Stars of Ireland.< Less
Neptune's Car - An American Legend By Paul W Simpson
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“Smashing her way through enormous cross seas and howling winds the Neptune’s Car began to run her easting down. She passed a battered barque bearing Hamburg markings vainly attempting to... More > make westing against a thundering south-westerly gale." Those with an interest in American maritime history would know of the story of Mary Patten and the clipper ship Neptune’s Car. However few would be aware of the cursed nature of the ship. The Patten’s fateful voyage was just one in the career of a clipper whose travels spanned the globe. Built at the yard of Page & Allen in Gosport, Virginia in the spring of 1853, the Neptune’s Car quickly established her reputation for speed. However murder, mutiny, mayhem, plague, disaster, war, death and financial ruin haunted any who know her. The fickle hand of fate was always at the helm and like the oceans upon which the clipper sailed, she spared none who showed weakness!< Less
Star of Greece - For Profit & Glory By Paul W Simpson
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The Star of Greece was an iron clipper ship built by Harland & Wolff of Ireland for JP Corry of Belfast. For more than 20 years she plied the waters between Britain, India and Australia before... More > coming to grief in 1888 with the loss of 18 lives. Her loss left many unanswered questions, including just who was aboard the ‘Star of Greece’ and what happened to the men and boys on that fateful night over one hundred years ago. This book then answers these questions and many more as it traces the story of the ship, her masters and the fates of the survivors. Her tale is the story of the Calcutta jute trade that Corry's dominated for the best part of two decades with their fleet of twelve jute clippers - The Twelve Stars of Ireland.< Less
Windjammer By Paul W Simpson
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The Loch Sloy was built for Aitken, Lilburn & Co of Glasgow. She sailed between Britain and Australia for more than twenty years. In that time she established a reputation as a crack wool... More > clipper. Windjammer, the story of the clipper ship Loch Sloy is not an adventure nor is it a romance or a tragedy, even though it contains elements of all three.The ship, her captains, officers, crew and passengers, all those her sailed upon her call out from the past to have their stories told. The Loch Sloy’s’ keel was laid down in mid-1877. By August the construction of the hull and deck fittings had been completed. After her first marine survey, the masts were stepped in, and by the end of October the Loch Sloy was all but complete. The clipper lasted twenty one years before coming to grief on the jagged shore of Kangaroo Island during the predawn hours of April 24th 1899. The final chapter of the Loch Sloy like her unfortunate passengers and crew was buried beneath the ever shifting sands of Maupertuis Bay.< Less
Dead Sailors Tell No Tales By Paul W Simpson
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The oceans of the world hold secrets uncounted yet for thousands of years sailors have set forth to traverse the vast expanse that encircles the earth. Millions of people have paid the ultimate price... More > for tempting the gods as they sailed across the globe. However not of them all made it home. Many vessels disappeared without trace, their stories left untold, the watery graves of their crews left unmarked but not unmourned. The famous crack wool clipper, Loch Maree vanished unexpectedly off Cape Horn. Then there was her sister the Loch Laggan, she too vanished somewhere in the murky depths of the southern Indian Ocean. Finally there was Captain Nicholas Rutter,the ship that sealed his dark reputation was one that despite being abandoned, did not die but sailed the Atlantic Ocean as a ghost ship long after she had been abandoned. Many say that dead sailors tell no tales, well here are three stories of the sea told for the men and boys who never could.< Less
Around Cape Horn Once More By Paul W Simpson
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The clipper ship Montebello was built in Nantes, France in 1900 and wrecked on Kangaroo Island in 1906...this is her story. Around Cape Horn Once More is the tale of the adventures of the French... More > bounty clipper ship Montebello and the men who sailed her around the globe. It brings to light a period of France’s maritime history that has never been told before in such thrilling and dramatic detail.< Less
Star of Greece - For Profit & Glory By Paul W Simpson
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The Star of Greece was an iron clipper ship built by Harland & Wolff of Ireland for JP Corry of Belfast. For more than 20 years she plied the waters between Britain, India and Australia before... More > coming to grief in 1888 with the loss of 18 lives. Her loss left many unanswered questions, including just who was aboard the ‘Star of Greece’ and what happened to the men and boys on that fateful night over one hundred years ago. This book then answers these questions and many more as it traces the story of the ship, her masters and the fates of the survivors. Her tale is the story of the Calcutta jute trade that Corry's dominated for the best part of two decades with their fleet of twelve jute clippers - The Twelve Stars of Ireland.< Less
Neptune's Car - An American Legend By Paul W Simpson
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“Smashing her way through enormous cross seas and howling winds the Neptune’s Car began to run her easting down. She passed a battered barque bearing Hamburg markings vainly attempting to... More > make westing against a thundering south-westerly gale.” Those with an interest in American maritime history would know of the story of Mary Patten and the clipper ship Neptune’s Car. However few would be aware of the cursed nature of the ship. The Patten’s fateful voyage was just one in the career of a clipper whose travels spanned the globe. Built at the yard of Page & Allen in Gosport, Virginia in the spring of 1853, the Neptune’s Car quickly established her reputation for speed. However murder, mutiny, mayhem, plague, disaster, war, death and financial ruin haunted any who know her. The fickle hand of fate was always at the helm and like the oceans upon which the clipper sailed, she spared none who showed weakness! Volume One of the Virginia Clippers.< Less
Satan's Hell Ship By Paul W Simpson
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Neptune’s Car – the only extreme clipper ever built in the Deep South of America. Launched from Gosport, Virginia in 1853 by Page & Allen, for more than a decade the ship left a trail... More > of heartache, tears and woe where ever she sailed. Murder, mutiny, disease, death, and ruin followed in the clipper’s wake and few escaped her wrath. It was said the Devil himself was at the helm of this most cursed of vessels. So come aboard if you dare, and say your prayers, as we set sail aboard Satan’s Hell Ship. “Kingsley snapped. With a rage born of long practice, the second mate slammed his fist into McIsaac’s jaw, dropping him to the deck. Then far from sated he continued to kick the prone sailor in the head and face until William Hare ordered the others to haul the enraged mate off him. A pool of blood began to spread out from McIsaac’s barely recognisable face. It was obvious his skull had been crushed when Kingsley had stomped on it.”< Less

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