This vintage book is information on the development and importance of sailing in the nineteenth century, with details of notable events and ships, the influence of the Gold Rush, the importance of tea and opium trade, and much more. Detailed yet accessible, this book is highly recommended for those with a keen interest in maritime history, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Contents include: "The Clipper Ship Arrives", "The Baltimore Clipper", "The Old Polly", "The Ayacucho", "Albert v. California", "The Ann McKim", "Racing Across the Atlantic in the 1830s", "The Chinese Opium Trade", "To the Lands of Gold", "To Californ-i-o! The Gold Rush of 1849", "China Tea", "Racing for the Wool Sales", "The Sailor's Way", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.