Flying Cloud

Object Number: 
20th century
Wood, cotton thread, metal
Overall: 28 5/8 x 41 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. ( 72.7 x 105.4 x 32.7 cm )
"Flying Cloud", painted wood model of clipper ship with three masts, mounted on rectangular wooden base.
Gallery Label: 
The "Flying Cloud" was one of the most famous clipper ships of the American China trade. Donald McKay built the "Flying Cloud" in 1851 and sold her to Grinnell Minturn and Co. of New York which sold her to James Baines in 1863. The ship was ultimately destroyed by fire in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1874.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Andres Yzaguirre
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group