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The arrival of the Great Eastern at New York.

The arrival of the Great Eastern at New York.
The Great Eastern off New York.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4471
Description: The 'Great Eastern's' maiden voyage began on 17 June 1860 from Southampton to New York. She is shown here arriving off New York. The 'Great Eastern' was the largest ship in the world and her arrival in America was a major event. Many small craft, filled with excited sightseers, greeted the mighty vessel as she entered New York.
Creator: Illustrated London News
Date: 21 July 1860
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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