The Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 901 , Segment 1
Episode: Barons of the Sea
- Mar 5, 2021 8:00 pm
- 33:07 mins
Some of the biggest names in American history are tied up with the 19th century opium trade, including FDR’s grandfather. Steven Ujifusa tells us how this lucrative trade drove the race to build the world’s fastest clipper ship. Guest: Steven Ujifusa, historian and author of, "Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship."