Clara Clarita

Clara Clarita

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Clara Clarita was a fast screw steamer originally built as a luxury steam yacht for New York financier Leonard Jerome (grandfather of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill). On her trial trip, Clara Clarita's original engine proved so totally ineffective it was removed before the vessel entered service and replaced by machinery from a different supplier. Jerome sold the yacht after only a short time and she was converted into a towboat, becoming the fastest such vessel in New York Harbor, before being converted into a fireboat in the same locality.
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135982028
  • 9786135982022