Mill er of Edinburgh was ex perimentiu g in 1 787 with primitive manual machinery, and in conjunction with Symington, the ... In i809 the Accommodatva#39;rm . was on the St, Lawrence, and in 1812 a steam-ferry connected New York with New Jtisey, one ... In 1819 the Talbot, 156 tons, inaugurated the Holyhead-Dublin steam service, when the passages of the sailing ... In 1837 the largest iron vessel was the Rainbow, 185 feet long, belonging to tne General Steam Navigation Company.