Event Summary

New York-built steamers of the Collins Line

Date

1850

Description

New York-built steamers of the Collins Line; capture US postal trade with Europe; compete with English-owned Cunard Line for transatlantic passenger traffic; loses subsidy and goes bankrupt in 1857

Timeline 1

Early Maritime New York, 1524-1860

Timeline 2

American Merchant Marine, 1789 - to present

Record ID

518