Promoter of the First Transatlantic SteamshipWilliam Scarbrough (1776-1838) was the moving force among the enterprising business men of Savannah who in 1819 sent the first steamship across the Atlantic Ocean. The corporate charter which Scarbrough and his associates obtained from the Georgia Legislature in 1818 recited that "they have formed themselves into an association, under the style and name of the Savannah Steam Ship Company, to attach, either as auxiliary or principal, the propulsion of steam to sea vessels, for the purpose of navigating the Atlantic and other oceans..."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491504 N 3548774|
|Decimal Degrees||32.07520000, -81.09001667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.512', W 81° 5.401'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 30.72" N, 81° 5' 24.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200 Abercorn St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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