Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Josiah Nickerson Knowles - Clipper Ship Captain
[Photo by Michael Colbruno; Portrait of Captain Josiah Nickerson Knowles]
Josiah Nickerson Knowles (1830-1896) - Captain of the clipper ship "The Glory of the Seas," Knowles was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts to a family of sea captains. He sailed his clipper ship from Southampton, England to New York and then to San Francisco. He retired in 1884. Knowles designed the original shelter for the helmsman of clipper ships.