tall ships: cutty sark
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An updated and expanded edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this iconic ship. The narrative spans her construction at Dumbarton in 1869; her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes; her career under a Portuguese flag; her subsequent return to the Thames, Greenwich; and the dramatic fire, painstaking restoration and glorious reopening in April 2012. The book has been developed from the outset with the Cutty Sark Trust and takes the form of a chronological career
* The greatest of the tea clippers, and an iconic British institution, unveiled in her restored splendour and photographed as never before * The first history of this square-rigged survivor for over a generation presenting numerous new findings and insights following the catastrophic fire that drew global headlines in 2007 * Includes rare and previously unpublished historical images from the ship's collections and those of the National Maritime Museum A brand new volume describing the eventful