First steamboat on the western rivers, a stern-wheeler, is built by Fulton at Pittsburg1811
Comet, first passenger steamboat built in Europe, by Henry Bell, runs on the Clyde 7 1/2 miles per hour.
Steam ferry between New York and Jersey City1812
First steam-vessel on the Thames, brought by Mr. Dodd from Glasgow1815
First steamboat on the Great Lakes, the Ontario, built at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.1816
Walk-in-the-Water, a steamboat for Lake Erie, launched at Black Rock (now part of Buffalo, N. Y.）May 28, 1818
Savannah, Capt. Stevens Rogers, a steamboat of 350 tons, built in New York City, crosses the Atlantic from Savannah to Liverpool in twenty-six days, during eighteen of which she uses her paddles Off Cape Clear she is mistaken for a ship on fire, and pursued by the British cutter Kite.
She sails from Savannah, Ga.May 24, 1819
First sea-going steam-vessel of iron, the Aaron Manby, is constructed at the Horsley Iron Works, England1821
First steam v
nicorn, first steam-vessel from Europe to enter Boston Harbor, arrivesJune 2, 1840
First of the Cunard line, the Britannia, side-wheeler, crosses to Boston in 14 days 8 hours, leaving LiverpoolJuly 4 crosses the Atlantic, 3,316 miles, in 22 1/2 days, consuming only twenty-five tons of coal1880
Cunard steamer Etruria arrives at Quarantine, port of New York, one hour before the McKinley bill goes Charles W. Wetmore steams from the head of Lake Superior to Liverpool1891
Campania, twin-screw Cunard liner, with a gross tonnage of 12,500 tons, 620 feet long, 65 feet 3 inches broad, and 43 feet d
Fastest Atlantic Ocean passages.
Queenstown to New YorkLucaniaCunardOct. 21-26, 18945723
New York to QueenstownLucaniaCunardSept. 8-14, 18945838
Cherbourg to New YCunardSept. 8-14, 18945838
Cherbourg to New YorkDeutschlandHamburg-AmericanAug. 26–Sept. 1, 190051229
Southampton to New YorkKaiser Wilhelm der GrosseNorth German LloydMarch 30–April 5, 1898520
New York to SouthamptonKaiser Wilhelm der GrosseN