Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Savannah



Marker ID:  
Location: Mounted on Savannah City Hall, Bull and Bay Sts in Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 04.863    W 081° 05.473
  32.08105    -81.09121666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM5F29
The Savannah Marker  



Text:

This Table Commemorates the Centenary of
The Savannah

The first steamship to cross the ocean

The idea of this enterprise originated with
William Scarborough
And his associates Citizens of Savannah
And was financed by them

The Savannah Steamed out of this port on this great adventure to Liverpool
On May 22, 1819 and arrived June 20, 1819

Francis Figkett, Builder. Moses Rogers, Captain



 
Notes:

More information
SS Savannah and SS John Randolph - GHM 025-3
Wikipedia
NS Savannah - Wikipedia

 

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