RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE                                                                                                                                                                          Transatlantic Sailing Packet JAMES MONROE 1815

The sailing packet James Monroe was a remarkable and exceptionally historic transatlantic sailing packet. This ship pioneered the scheduled transatlantic crossing and in many ways is the sailing predecessor of the transatlantic ocean liner. The Black Ball Line was founded in 1817. Owned by a group of American merchants, it owned and operated a fleet of sailing packets, purchased from various shipbuilders, that sailed between New York and Liverpool on regular sailing dates, the first and fifteenth of every month. The James Monroe was the ship that inaugurated this pioneering scheduled transatlantic service in 1818.

Here we list some links relevant to the sailing packet James Monroe:

Ports Associated with the Ship:

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

South Street Seaport Museum, New York

Port of Liverpool & Manchester Ship Canal

PortCities Liverpool

Black Ball Line:

Black Ball Line and the Pacific Northwest

M.V. Coho

Kalakala - The World's First Streamlined Vessel

Washington State Ferries

BC Ferries - British Columbia Ferry Services

President James Monroe:

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

"The Monro" gastro pub (92 Duke Street, Liverpool, England, UK)
"The James Monro" gastro pub (69 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, England, UK)

(c) The AJN Transport Britain Collection 2008                                                                                                                                                                                 A Edward Elliott