Renovated in 2021, this permanent exhibit houses the last remaining example of an American clipper ship. Launched in Portland in 1851, Snow Squall –like all clippers — was built for speed with a sharp, narrow hull, and an enormous amount of sail. In 1864, Snow Squall ran aground near Cape Horn, and lay abandoned in the Falkland Islands for over a century. A series of archaeological expeditions in the 1980s culminated in the retrieval of a 36-foot section of the bow, now on view in this exhibit.
Snow Squall: An American Clipper
- June 14, 2021