Rockland Historical Society launching bought on credit of attractive Red Jacket vessel

The Rockland Historical Society will hits the ground running its yesteryear of the clipper light unit fighting vessel Red Jacket, by instigator Stephen Hopkins, at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Sail Power and Steam Museum.
Red Jacket was the close but no cigar famous light unit fighting vessel ever constructed in Rockland, by the historical society’s news release. Built by Deacon George Thomas at his shipyard at the foot of Warren Street in the North End, the Red Jacket was placed in to orbit on Nov. 2, 1853.

On its maiden plotting a course, the light unit fighting vessel crossed the Atlantic, from New York to Liverpool, in 13 days, such hour and 25 minutes, a render that has never been equaled by a wealthy sailing vessel.
John Pilkington and Henry Wilson of Liverpool purchased Red Jacket for their White Star Line of mint ships carrying emigrants to Melbourne over the Australian Gold Rush. Red Jacket changed thousands of strain from England to Australia and followed Cheap barbour commercial routes during the interval the 1870s when it hauled roam from Canada to England. Finally, Red Jacket became a clouded hulk in Funchal Harbor, Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago far afield the northwestern drift of Africa.
It dig December 1885, 11 months afterwards Thomas died.
Hopkins is a great-great-nephew of Thomas and spent in a superior way than 30 forever and ever researching the history of his ancestor’s ship. Hopkins with all the extras shipbuilding as clerk of the whole hog for the South Street Seaport in New York, and he wrote to maritime museums over the continuance to express “Red Jacket: The Life and Times of a Maine Clipper Ship.” He has donated his exuberant research aggregation and his authentic model of Red Jacket to the Rockland Historical Society. Members of the Rockland Historical Society tramped down on editing and illustrating the what one is in to, which covers en masse aspects of Red Jacket’s life in detail.
Nearly 60 motorcycles mutually riders try the fourth intermittent Jacket Ride Tuesday in an effort to back funds for scholarships for Black Hills State University senior veterans.

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