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A Tea Clipper of 1866.

(spotted on a lamp in a pub in Looe, Cornwall, England)

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

A Tea Clipper of 1866.

(spotted on a lamp in a pub in Looe, Cornwall, England)

 

 

 

comments (24)

That is very cool.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Michael. Thanks.
Superbe voilier !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine. Lots of sails!
Gotta repeat it...this is way cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. It's so fun to find boats everywhere for our Boat Fridays. smile
Terrific presentation, Ginnie!! Especially considering you found it on a lamp!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. While I was sitting at our table, I looked up and saw several of them like this hanging over the bar. We find boats everywhere for Boat Friday, don't we! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jun 2017, 04:32
This turned out fabulous, love the details. Beautiful boat, I hope it took lots of tea. Some WIKI information, Dutch Clippers were built beginning in the 1850s for the tea trade and passenger service to Java, Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Astrid. Just look at all those sails!!!!! You would have a heyday on a boat like that. smile
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 2 Jun 2017, 06:06
Lovely drama in this fine lampshade painting, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Sailing the high seas while drinking our ales and ciders, Ray! smile
it's like you have a boat radar lol so do i, but it's coz i want to run away hahaha
Ginnie Hart: Boats are everywhere when you have a theme for them, Elaine. Instead of running away, I'm drawn TO them. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jun 2017, 06:29
The UK can owe its addiction to tea because of these Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Well, then. That makes perfect sense, Chris!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jun 2017, 06:57
Oh, a wonderful find!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. We find boats everywhere, don't we!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2017, 07:23
They were "racing yachts" of their time I believe; considerably quicker than any other cargo-type boats. I dole the full set of sails here.
Ginnie Hart: With all those sails, Alan, no wonder they were fast...especially if they had a tail wind!
I don't know about you Ginnie but I like the words Tea Clipper.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that you mention it, Chad.... smile
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 2 Jun 2017, 08:39
One of the best ever "Boat Fridays", Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Coming from you, Lisl, that means a lot!
Well spotted, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom.
Cutty Sark?
I see this ship almost every day!
Cos it's in my neighbourhood.
Yea, I live so close by the Thames.
Ginnie Hart: Lucky, lucky you, LC. But now I hope you weren't too close to all the recent excitement at the London Bridge and neighborhood?!
Sails full of wind on a choppy sea - that says Boat Friday!
Ginnie Hart: Full of wind, indeed, Mary. I can just imagine how fast it could go.
These were the fastest ships of their day when tea was worth its weight in gold!Lovely find Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm getting my education, Bill, and am loving it. Thank you.
The real things must have been a sight to see back in the olden days.
Ginnie Hart: I bet, Brian. That's a lot of sails and rigging!!!
i like it Ginnie... i'm glad that you spotted it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter!
I regret missing the Age of Sail.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure this was something to see in its day, Larry.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jun 2017, 13:51
A lovely detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jun 2017, 17:25
A very fine boat it is too smile
Ginnie Hart: It must have been a sight to see in its heyday, Cherry!
beautifully shot, Ginnie. i love this.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Ayush. Thanks.
superbe présentation!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
Strangely I was there on London Bridge the very same day.

Bus 47 on my way to Liverpool St Station!
Ginnie Hart: Like when we were at the Rialto bridge in Venice the day a plot was foiled...and when we were in Manchester changing planes to Exeter. Sometimes it gets a wee bit too close, LC, doesn't it!

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