Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
commemorates the centenary of
The first steamship to cross the ocean
The idea of this enterprise originiated with
and his associates
citizens of Savannah
and was financed by them
The Savannah steamed out of this port
on this great adventure for Liverpool
on May 22, 1819 and arrived June 20, 1819
Francis Fickett, Builder, Moses Rogers, Captain
Location. 32° 4.857′ N, 81° 5.48′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on W Bay St near Bull St., on the right when traveling west. 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. The "John Randolph" (a few steps from this marker); United States Customhouse (a few steps from this marker); Oglethorpe's House (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Yamacraw Bluff Savannah City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Railroad & Bank Bldg. (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for SS Savannah. World's largest passenger ship from 1819 – 1831. (Submitted on June 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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