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5. Bring back the clipper ships. I tried to find a mention of the speed...
Mon Aug 21, 2023, 01:38 PM
Aug 2023

of these ships compared to conventionally powered ships. Couldn't find it. That has to be a consideration as to whether we should go back to the future with these partially wind-powered ships.

And speaking of speed of sailing ships: The famous clipper ship, Sea Witch, was built by Smith & Dimon in their yards in NY in 1846 ... she established records which have never been beaten by ships under sail. Her two fastest runs from Canton, China to New York stand this day as all time records for sailing vessels. She was famous for fast runs to California too, being the first ship to sail from New York to San Francisco, 'round the horn, in less than one hundred days.
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