S.S. Great Britain - First Iron Steamer to Cross the Atlantic, 1845

On August 11, 1845, when word came by telegraph that she was arriving, thousands rushed to see the S.S. GREAT BRITAIN complete her record-breaking transatlantic voyage.

One of the popular viewing places was the Atlantic Steamship pier at the foot of Clinton Street. The first iron-hulled, screw-propellered, ocean-going vessel, she crossed the Atlantic in just 14 days.




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