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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Did you know .....

.... that until the early 1800s, tea from China took at least one year to reach London on British East India ships. The clipper ships, much faster because they were slimmer and had many more sails, changed all that. The sailing records of some of these ships are still unbeaten!

East Indiaman by Peter Monamy

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