Why Red Jacket?

The ship Red Jacket was named after the Native American Seneca orator Red Jacket (or Sagoyawatha) Chief of the Wolf clan. 


The ship Red Jacket was named after the Native American Seneca orator Red Jacket (or Sagoyawatha) Chief of the Wolf clan. 

Red Jacket was chosen for our company name as being distinctive, and for the history behind the name. 

"Red Jacket" was the name given to one of the fastest clipper ships trading around the globe in the mid to late 19th century setting various records including delivering grain from Melbourne to Southampton and an unbroken speed record from New York to Liverpool. The boat also transported many immigrants to New Zealand around the 1870's as recorded in the book White Wings.