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

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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