Baltimore Clipper Harvey

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Baltimore Clipper “Harvey” Replica Model

Baltimore Clippers were developed in Chesapeake Bay during the late 18th century. Influenced by the Bermuda sloop, these vessels were in fact a type of schooner, rather than true clippers which were developed later.

The Baltimore Clipper is the best known vessel in sailing existence today because of her rakish silhouette that is distinctive from a distance. She has been involved in piracy, smuggling, privateering, slave trading, and right now there are a few more modern Clippers sailing both coasts of America. She was originally known as a Virginia built ship. She was a fast and lean craft and was built at Fells Point and emphasized speed, weather abilities, and most importantly handling. She can be defined by her very tall masts, low freeboard, very little rigging, great rake at both the stern and stem, and the keel features a great amount of drag from…

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