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This handsome wooden ship, launched in 1869 when it was expected to last only 30 years, is today the only tea clipper left in the world and a symbol of English economic muscle. Against the odds, she still has nearly all of her fabric and riggings—a 2007 fire didn’t consume them because they were in storage for a restoration that was already underway. The restoration provided an opportunity for a lavish presentation (and to nearly triple the admission fees). Now she floats over a dry dock that’s skirted by a glass canopy so visitors can go inside, topside under tarps, and peep beneath her brassed keel. It’s a slight cheat, because she originally had a hull coated with Muntz metal, bitumen, and felt, but hey, she looks incredible. She’ll never be speedy again, but she’ll always look hot.