Clipper Ship Shackamaxon

The Ship Shackamaxon was built in hiladelphia USA in 1851. She was launched on 10 July and put to sea on 2 August. She was a large clipper style vessel of 1241 tons, 170 foot long, a beam of 37 foot 6 inches and drawing 16 foot 3 inches forward and 17 foot 3 inches aft. Like all the big North American built vessels of that time she had two decks beneath the main deck. It seems that she was named after the part of Pennsylvania where William Penn concluded a treaty with the local Indians in 1641. Soon after launching she was acclaimed as a beautiful vessel that resembled a frigate due to the painting of false gun ports along its strake. Her figurehead, is thought to be a representation of Chie

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