Cornelius Vanderbilt sets out in his yacht to circumnavigate the world
Cornelius Vanderbilt sets out from New York City aboard his private yacht North Star. Captained by Asa Eldridge, the 2000 ton vessel will travel around the world and return to New York in September 1853. (By John Osborne)
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 592.