Transatlantic steamboat service

the SS Great Western and the Sirius, began the transatlantic steamboat service, both of which arrived in New York, NY, USA on April 23, 1838. the two steamboats were built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a celebrated English engineer.

  • The Sirius made the trip from London in 19 days.
  • The Great Western from Bristol in 15 days.
      April 23th 1838
      Isambard Kingdom Brunel
      New York, NY, USA

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