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President Buchanan visits the British liner Great Eastern, anchored in Chesapeake Bay

S.S. Great Eastern, 1858
08/09/1860
President James Buchanan and members of the Cabinet journeyed to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to take a naval cutter out to tour the giant S.S. Great Eastern moored in the Chesapeake, about five miles away.  The visit to the British liner lasted much of the day and a ceremonial luncheon was held aboard.  The presidential party returned to Washington that evening.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Visit of the President to the Great Eastern," New York Times, August 11, 1860. 

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