Flying cloud was a clipper ship that set the worlds sailing record for the fastest passage between new york and san francisco 89 days 8 hoursthe ship held this record for over 130 years from 1854 to 1989 flying cloud was the most famous of the clippers built by donald mckayshe was known for her extremely close race with hornet in 1853 for having a woman navigator eleanor creesy wife . A delightful real life story about a piece of history that was most likely well known by every school child of the 19th century the story about the clipper ship flying cloud when flying cloud was launched in boston in early 1851 she was the largest of a new class of clipper ships ever built and before the year was over she became the . Flying cloud the true story of americas most famous clipper ship and the woman who guided her user review kirkus a precise and intimate chronicle of the fabled flying clouds record setting run from new york city to san francisco in 1851 engagingly told by sailing writer shaw daring the sea not reviewed read full review. Flying cloud the true story of americas most famous clipper ship and the woman who guided her item preview. Flying cloud is the riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable sea voyage during the days of the california gold rush in 1851 navigator eleanor creesy set sail on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship flying cloud traveling from new york to san francisco in only eighty nine daysthis swift passage set a world record that went unbroken for more than a century upon
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