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The giant steamship "Great Eastern" causes a sensation on the New York Docks

S.S. Great Eastern, 1858
07/01/1860
The giant S.S. Great Eastern, recently arrived at the New York City docks, was viewed from the quayside by crowds numbering up to six thousand at any one time and an estimated 30,000 New Yorkers over the whole day.  The crew were making repairs and painting in preparation for the record breaking vessel being opened for public tours.  These tours began on July 3, 1860, with a charge of admission of one dollar.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Great Eastern," New York Times, July 2, 1860. 

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