News from 1871: Atlantic's Maiden New York Visit

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The New-York Times, 25 June 1871

A Model Ocean Steamer

The Atlantic, the sister ship to the Oceanic, the pioneer of the "White
Star line," has arrived at this port, and is now docked at the Company's
wharf at Jersey City. Never, perhaps, were two ships so exactly alike,
and those interested in ocean craft who missed seeing the Oceanic will
now have an opportunity of inspecting a vessel in every way her equal,
and in some of her interior arrangements probably her superior. The
Atlantic sails July 1, and has long since had every berth engaged for
that date. The Oceanic on her last voyage, carried 240 saloon
passengers. This was, however, under exceptional conditions, and it has
been since decided by the managers of the line that in future 130 saloon
passengers only are to make the full complement. She made the trip in
eight days and six hours. The main saloon of the Atlantic can seat 200
comfortably. The Oceanic is now en route from Liverpool, and leaves this
port on her return voyage July 5. The Baltic will leave Liverpool Aug.
1. The remaining three ships are well forward.

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