Shiverick Clipper Ships 1849-1863

In the middle of the nineteenth century, in the little village of East Dennis on Cape Cod, there existed the Shiverick Shipyard, which over a period of fourteen years produced eight magnificent clipper ships, whose destiny was to sail worldwide transporting a diversity of cargo including silk, tea, lumber, and fertilizer. A plea to the Shiverick ship captains fro San Fransisco brought biscuits and flour to the hoards of starving men pouring into the gold fields of California. These sailing ships were marvelous to behold; proud equals to the best in this country.