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American S.S. Savannah

American S.S. Savannah

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Title:
American S.S. Savannah
Description:
American S.S. Savannah. The first steam (and sail) ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Built in New York as a sailing vessel, and later fitted with steam engine and removable paddle wheels. Crossed from savannah to Liverpool in 1819 in 25 days using steam only part of the time. 130 feet long, 380 tons, it was estimated that 500 tons of coal would be needed for a completely mechanical crossing.
Collector:
Cutler, Wolcott, 1891-1965
Date:
[ca. 1818–1925]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Lantern slides
Location:
Boston Public Library
Charlestown Branch Library
Collection (local):
Charlestown Lantern Slides
Subjects:
Naval yards & naval stations
Sailing ships
Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonCharlestown
Boston Navy Yard
Extent:
1 photograph : transparency
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Notes (ownership):
Courtesy of Daddy & Jacks, 22 Bromfield St. Boston
Notes (date):
Date from accompanying materials: Before 1925
Date supplied by cataloger.
Notes:
Title from materials accompanying item.
Reverend Wolcott CutlerCutler was rector at St. John’s Church from 1924 to 1959 and most likely assembled this collection during that time.
Identifier:
CHA-120-D1