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Dare the Wind The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud

ISBN: 9780374316990 | 0374316996
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pub. Date: 2/18/2014

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Ellen Prentiss's papa said she was born with saltwater in her veins, so he gave her sailing lessons and taught her how to navigate. As soon as she met a man who loved sailing like she did, she married him. When her husband was given command of a clipper ship custom-made to travel quickly, she knew that they would need every bit of its speed for their maiden voyage: out of New York City, down around the tip of Cape Horn, and into San Francisco, where the Gold Rush was well under way. In a time when few women even accompanied their husbands onboard, Ellen Prentiss navigated their ship to set the world record for speed along that route.

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