Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Lightning: Clipper; Length: 235 ft; Beam: 44 ft; Draft: 26 ft; 2084 tons; Donald McKay shipyard, East Boston, United States; 1854

Built for the Black Ball Line (James Baines & Co.), Liverpool, she sailed on the Liverpool to Melbourne trade. On the 31st October 1869, moored at Geelong on a calm and otherwise uneventful night, she caucht fire and was completely destroyed.

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