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Eleanor Horton "Ellen" Prentiss Creesy
Birth: Sep. 21, 1814
Marblehead
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1900
New Hampshire, USA

Mariner, master navigator. Wife of clipper ship captain Josiah Perkins Creesy, she plotted the record-setting voyages of the extreme clipper Flying Cloud, under the command of her husband, from New York to San Francisco. A math prodigy, she was taught navigation by her father, a Marblehead mariner. In 1851, she plotted the first voyage of the Flying Cloud around Cape Horn, mostly by dead reckoning due to constant overcast, and safely guided the clipper to San Francisco in 89 days and 21 hours. In 1854, the Creesys bested that record, completing the voyage in 89 days and 8 hours. The Creesys' and the Flying Cloud's record stood until 1989 when it was surpassed by the high-performance racing sloop Thursday's Child. It was never surpassed by another commercial sailing vessel. Eleanor, daughter of John and Eleanor Prentiss, and Josiah Creesy grew up together in Marblehead and married June 3, 1841. They remained companions, partners, and shipmates until his death in 1871. 
 
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  Josiah Perkins Creesy (1814 - 1871)
 
Burial:
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Sea-View Avenue
 
Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: May 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26952911
Eleanor Horton Ellen <i>Prentiss</i> Creesy
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Eleanor Horton Ellen <i>Prentiss</i> Creesy
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- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 16, 2015
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013

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