Model of the Sea Witch, John F. Kennedy Museum Collection
This model of the Sea Witch, a famous clipper ship, was gifted to President John F. Kennedy and displayed in the Cabinet Room and the Oval Office during his time in office. The Sea Witch was built in New York for a Chinese trading firm between 1846-1856. It was a three masted, tall ship with a 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.