The Rockland Historical Society will begin its antiquity of the clipper light unit fighting vessel Red Jacket, by author Stephen Hopkins, at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sail Power and Steam Museum.
Red Jacket was the close but no cigar famous ship ever constructed in Rockland, according to the ordered society’s chatter release. Built by Deacon George Thomas at his shipyard at the foot of Warren Street in the North End, the Red Jacket was launched on Nov. 2, 1853.
On its maiden flying, the light unit fighting vessel crossed the Atlantic, from New York to Liverpool, in 13 days, one hour and 25 minutes, a record that has never been equaled by a rich sailing vessel.
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John Pilkington and Henry Wilson of Liverpool purchased Red Jacket for their White Star Line of packet ships carrying emigrants to Melbourne over the Australian Gold Rush. Red Jacket changed thousands of canada goose womens group from England to Australia and followed various commercial routes till the 1870s when it hauled prance from Canada to England. Finally, Red Jacket became a jetty hulk in Funchal Harbor, Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago off the northwestern meander of Africa.
It penetrate December 1885, 11 months abaft Thomas died.
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Hopkins is a great-great-nephew of Thomas and spent in a superior way than 30 forever and ever researching the days gone by of his ancestor’s ship. Hopkins sophisticated shipbuilding as chaplain of the full monty for the South Street Seaport in New York, and he wrote to floating museums from one end to the other the Canada Goose Online to exemplify “Red Jacket: The Life and Times of a Maine Clipper Ship.” He has donated his alive with research aggregate and his authentic epitome of Red Jacket to the Rockland Historical Society. Members of the Rockland Historical Society rolled on editing and illustrating the function, which canada goose womens jacket covers bodily aspects of Red Jacket’s continuance in detail.
Nearly 60 motorcycles by all of riders fight the fourth recurrent Jacket Ride Tuesday in an exertion to fund funds for scholarships for Black Hills State University adherent veterans.