The giant steamship "Great Eastern" sails from New York on an excursion to Cape May, New Jersey

With crowds lining the shore all the way down the harbor, the giant S.S. Great Eastern departed New York City for short excursion to Cape May in New Jersey.  More than two thousand passengers, each paying $10 for the trip were aboard. Over the previous four weeks, 143,809 people paid to tour the ship as it lay in the New York docks. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"The Great Eastern: Her Departure for Cape May," New York Times, July 31, 1860.
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Business/Industry
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