List of people who sailed on clipper ships
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- Charles Keeler -- American author, adventure, poet, naturalist and advocate for the arts, particularly architecture. Traveled around Cape Horn on a clipper in 1893.
- Sara Delano Roosevelt -- Mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Voyage to China at age eleven with her mother and six brothers and sisters.
- Corliss P. Stone -- Elected Mayor of Seattle, 1872. Arrived on the West Coast via clipper ship.
Missionaries to China
- Otis Gibson and Elizabeth Chamberlain Gibson. Sailed on a clipper for a mission to China a few months after their marriage.
- James Joseph Meadows -- One of the first missionaries of the China Inland Mission.
- Hudson Taylor -- Protestant missionary, founder of the China Inland Mission. Spent 51 years in China.
- Adelbert Ames -- Mate on a clipper, seaman on his father’s ship. Became a Union general in the Civil War, Reconstruction era politician, and Spanish-American War general.
- Hobart Bosworth -- Cabin boy. Became a famous actor.
- Michael Healy -- Cabin boy on a clipper. Became the first African-American to command a ship of the United States government.
- Edmund Rice (general) -- Apprentice to a clipper captain. Became a Brigadier General.
- Garibaldi -- Italian national hero. Captained a Peruvian clipper.
- Joseph Warren Holmes -- American sea captain who sailed around Cape Horn 84 times.
- Nathaniel Palmer -- American seal hunter, explorer, sailing captain, and ship designer.
- Robert Waterman (sea captain) -- Clipper captain famous for making record-breaking times and for being rough on his crews.