The California Run by Mark A. Rimmer

Two Clipper Ships Depart on a Race Around Cape Horn to the Boomtown of San Francisco
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Mark A. Rimmer, Author of The California Run

Mark A. Rimmer

Why You Should Read The California Run . . .

From the complete re-rigging of the replica galleon Golden Hinde to achieving four transatlantic crossings aboard a full-sized clipper, Mark is presently one of only a handful of captains worldwide who is qualified to command a fully-rigged ship the size of the clippers he writes about .    MARK’S BIO »

New York, 1850 . . .

The California Run

Two clipper ships depart on a race around Cape Horn to the boomtown of San Francisco, where the first to arrive will gain substantial profits and win a $50,000 wager for her owner. Sapphire is a veteran ship with an experienced crew, while Achilles is newly-built with a complement of garrulous British sailors, recalcitrant Swedish immigrants, an enterprising French madam accompanied by three of her girls, Harry, a luckless Englishman, and Sarah Doyle, a brilliant and talented grifter.
Mark A. Rimmer, Nautical Fiction Author

An Interesting Character

‘Inside the small booking office a solitary man stood behind a counter. A rather emaciated-looking article, in Harry's opinion; one with such pale and narrow features as might befit any bookish type, even down to the sunken boniness of his cheeks and the receding head...

A Moment in History

Sutter's Mill 1849 My inspiration for The California Run came when I first studied the historical background of the California Gold Rush itself, and quickly realized that there was more to this story than met the eye. There was a connection here that I had not seen...

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