The Savannah Steamboat Crossed The Atlantic Ocean

The Savannah Steamboat, a 350-ton wooden craft designed by an American, Daniel Dod of Elizabeth, NJ, USA, and built in New York sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on May 22, 1819, from Savannah, GA, USA, and arrived at Liverpool, England, on June 20. The steamboat captained by Moses Rogers was powered with a single inclined direct acting low-pressure, 90 horsepower steam engine, drove a small paddlewheel and rigged with sails. Steam power was used for the 80 hours of the 27 days 11 hours crossing.

      June 20, 1819
      Daniel Dod
      Elizabeth, NJ, USA

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