Event Summary

First American ship sets sail for China from NYC

Date

February 1784

Description

The Empress of China, sails from NYC to Canton--the first American ship to reach China--thus opening America�s China trade; joint venture by Boston and Philadelphia investors organized by Philadelphia merchant Robert Morris

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

Early Maritime New York, 1524-1860