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1851: Cressy’s begin race

June 2

Colonel Josiah P. Cressy and Eleanor Prentiss Cressy, his navigator, begin the race from New York around Cape Horn to San Francisco in a record 89 days, 21 hours, sailing with great skill the extreme clipper, Flying Cloud.

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 have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.

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