Collection: Clipper Ships

The Coast and Country Clipper Ship Collection features American Clippers that sailed from the War of 1812 until after 1860 when ocean steamers became the dominant ocean-going vessels. The Clippers were designed and built for speed. They were streamlined and narrower than the slower ships, and carried an immense amount of sail. Their speed contributed to excellent profits for their owners during the California Gold Rush years.

The fastest of the Clippers was the Flying Cloud, which left New York on its maiden voyage on June 2, 1851 at 2 pm and covered 374 miles in one day, a record. It reached San Francisco in 89 days and 21 hours, a record for sailing ships. Flying Cloud broke its own record in 13 hours less in 1854. 

All of our Clipper Ship Collection products feature reproductions of an original watercolor painting by artist Lee M. Buchanan. All of our Coast and Country products are available exclusively on our website. Thanks for visiting with us!