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S.S. City of Paris (I) - 1888 - Ship's History and Information

THE "CITY OF PARIS."

This peerless greyhound heads the list for August 1889 with 5 days, 19 hours and 18 minutes to cross the Atlantic, Captain Watkins having made the run of 2,788 miles from Queenstown to New York, thereby creating a new record and beating her previous trip by 3 hours, and 49 minutes.

The daily runs as per log were as follows :

  • August 23rd, 432 miles ;
  • August 24th, 493 miles ;
  • August 25th, 502 miles ;
  • August 26th, 506 miles;
  • August 27th, 509 miles ;
  • August 28th, 346 miles ;
  • total, 2,788 miles.

Captain Watkins has great confidence in his steamship, and is of the opinion that she hasn't done her best yet. He fully expects to break the record before the present season will have terminated.

Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 41

FIVE days nineteen hours and eighteen minutes was the last extraordinary run of the City of Paris, Inman Line, from Queenstown to this port, where she arrived in splendid shape August 28th. This beats her previous "best record" by three hours and forty-nine minutes.

Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 42

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