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

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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Business/Industry
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