Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
SS Savannah and SS John Randolph
The SS JOHN RANDOLPH, America's first successful iron steamship in commerce, was launched in this harbor July 9, 1834. Prefabricated in Birkenhead, England for Gazaway B. Lamar of Savannah, she was shipped in segments and assembled here. She was 100' long and 22' breadth. Unlike the SS SAVANNAH, she was an immediate commercial success in the river trade, and was the first of a great fleet of iron steamboats on the rivers of America.
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Bartram Trail (a few steps from this marker); Settlement of Savannah (a few steps from this marker); Ships That Carried the Name Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); The Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "A World Apart" (about 300 feet away); Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876 (about 400 feet away); Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing (about 500 feet away); Oglethorpe Bench (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . .
1. City of Savannah link. Savannah Saga (Submitted on January 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Joint Resolution of Congress Designating May 22 as National Maritime Day passed May 20, 1933. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Wikipedia entry for SS Savannah. World's largest passenger ship, 1819 – 1831 (Submitted on January 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Events • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
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