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GulfQuest

155 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602t
Phone: 251.436.8901t
Fax: 251.436.8903t

E-mail: bbeall@gulfquest.org

SKYSCRAPERS

Skyscrapers are tall buildings today, but in the 1840s they were extra sails set on the loftiest masts of "clipper" ships and other fast vessels. Such "moonsails" and "skysails" increased speed, and they seemed to touch the sky.