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The clipper Hihgflyer

An 1861 lithograph of the SS Highflyer made just after the ship was launched.

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Early photograph of the SS Highflyer from the State Library of Queensland.

The SS Highflyer is a British sailing ship, built in 1861 as a Blackwall Frigate, that in 1880 became the first ship to deliver Portuguese immigrants from the Azores Islands to Hawaii. It was preceded by two ships that brought immigrants from the Madeira Islands, making it the third ship to participate in the Portuguese immigration to Hawaii.[1][2]

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  1. Marques, A. (1886). "Portuguese immigration to the Hawaiian Islands". In Thrum, Thomas G., ed.. Honolulu, Hawaii: Press Publishing Company. pp. p. 74–78. 
  2. Lubbock, Basil (1922). The Blackwall Frigates. Glasgow, Scotland: James Brown & Son, Ltd.. p. 184, 274, 278 & 303. 

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