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The Prince of Wales and his party land for the first time in North America at St. John's, Newfoundland

Prince of Wales, 1859, detail
The Prince of Wales had sailed July 10, 1860 aboard the 91 gun warship H.M.S. Hero from Plymouth on his tour of Canada and the United States and had anchored at St. John's, Newfoundland in the early evening of July 23, 1860.  The royal party went ashore at noon on the following day for its first of many rounds of receptions on the North American continent.  On July 26, 1860, the party sailed for Halifax in Nova Scotia.   (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
N. A. Woods, The Prince of Wales in Canada and the United States (London: Bradbury and Evans, 1861), 2-7.
Henry James Morgan, The Tour of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales through British America and the United States (Montreal: John Lovell, 1861), 22-23.