A model of the famous American clipper ship: Flying Cloud
Lot 4216W
A model of the clipper ship Flying Cloud
Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A model of the clipper ship Flying Cloud
with a carved wood hull, scribed decking with cabins and hatches, mounted in a glazed inlaid mahogany display case on stand, title plaque on stand.
dimensions of model 26 x 38 x 11in (66 x 96.5 x 28cm); dimensions of case 62 x 44 x 11in (158 x 112 x 28cm)


  • Built by Donald McKay of East Boston and launched in 1851. Within six weeks of launch Flying Cloud sailed from New York and made San Francisco via Cape Horn in 89 days, 21 hours under the command of Captain Josiah Perkins Creesy. In 1853 she beat her own record by 13 hours, a record that remained unbroken until 1989
  1. Gregg Dietrich
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