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Tea Clipper Ship Cutty Sark
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The Tea Clipper Ship Cutty Sark was
built in 1869 at Dumbarton,Scottland.
She was destined for the tea trade,
then an intensely competitive race
across the globe from China to London.
In the end,clippers lost out to steamships
that could pass through the recently
opened Suez Canal and deliver goods
more reliably. She was then used for the
Australian wool trade and sold in 1895 to a
Portuguese company, returning to the UK
in 1923. In 1954, she was restored and
moved to a custom-built dry-dock and put
on public display at Greenwich, London.
The exceptional elegance and beauty of her
line, allied to her incredible speed and
wealth of details, have contributed to
the unique legend of the Cutty Sark.