Model of the Clipper Ship "Sea Witch"

Ship Model of the

Medium: Wood, string, paint

Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 39 x 16 in.

Model of the Sea Witch, a Chinese clipper ship built between 1846-1856.  It is a three masted, tall ship with green and brown painted hull. The Sea Witch was the first Clipper ship to go around Cape Horn to California in less than 100 days, and twice broke speed records from Canton to the United States.  President Kennedy displayed this ship model in the Oval Office of the White House.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum