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In New York, a Hudson River steamer breaks the record time from New York City to Poughkeesie

Poughkeepsie, New York, 1861, artist's impression
06/22/1863
The Hudson River steamboat Mary Powell, with Captain A.L. Anderson at the helm, travelled upriver from New York City to Poughkeepsie, New York in a new record time of three hours and forty-two minutes, including several landings along the way.  The vessel left New York at 3:30 p.m. and moored at Poughkeepsie at exactly 7:12 p.m. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Fastest Time on Record," New York Times, June 23, 1863, p. 2. 

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