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SS Savannah: the First Steamship to Cross the Atlantic – 20 June 1819

On 20 June 1819, the ‘SS Savannah’ steamed into Liverpool Docks, thus becoming the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.

To celebrate the day, here is a newspaper story from 1819 that reports on this historic occasion.

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Morning Post – Wednesday 23 June 1819

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18190623/019/0003

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