The Plight of the Fastest Ship in the World — the “James Baines”

James Baines, of the Black Ball Line.

In its day, the most celebrated line of passenger ships was the Black Ball Line. This line of vessels would have never become a concern were it not for the genius of the great American shipbuilder, Donald Mackay who gave Baines an order for four ships, the likes of which the world had never seen before.

James Baines, a young man barely thirty years of age, had the courage of his convictions, designed larger clipper ships for Mackay…

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Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription. https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html