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The Baltimore Clipper: An Evening Presentation by Paule Audebert
November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
“Catch Me, Who Can?”
Ships have long been the primary means of transportation in war, trade, and expansion of territory. The Baltimore Clipper design originated on the Chesapeake Bay, and had to be particularly fast and maneuverable. Its innovative design and the construction techniques used to build it enabled this vessel to out-maneuver the British fleet during the War of 1812.
It also corresponded to growing American interest in international trade. Indeed, the Baltimore Clipper traveled to the Caribbean, China, and Africa, where opium, cotton, sugar, and slaves were traded and brought back to America. The Baltimore Clipper fulfilled all the requirements of its time. How was it conceived, and what happened during its lifetime?
Ms. Audebert will present this informative presentation all about the Baltimore Clipper, based on her research as an intern at the Maritime Museum, under the guidance of Maritime Museum President Bruce Russell and Prof. James Karmel of Harford Community College. Her enthusiasm for this project grew as she learned how this ship aided in America’s growing prosperity as a newly independent country. Her research also forms the basis for a new exhibit at the Maritime Museum.