Preble Hall

Barons of the Sea: The Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship

Episode Summary

Author Steven Ujifusa discusses his second book, "Barons of the Sea: And their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship." In this episode Ufifusa ties in the Canton trade of the 1830s, the merchants who became the wealthiest families, the design of the ships, and their impact on the Pacific trade and the Civil War

Episode Notes

Preble Hall is produced by the United States Naval Academy Museum

A History of the Navy in 100 Objects from the USNA Museum

Host: Dr. Claude Berube, Director, US Naval Academy Museum

Date recorded: 21 September 2020