New Steam Ship Company, Bantry, Co. Cork, 1845

We understand that a company whose capital will be £50,000 has been formed to build an efficient class of steamship to ply regularly between Bantry, Halifax and New York as a first step towards making Bantry a packet station and naval depot. In aid of the project the lord of the soil has been granted to the company a site for wharfs, quays, stores, offices &c., at a nominal rent. It is proposed to form the voyage from Bantry to Halifax in seven days. – “Cork Constitution

The King’s Co. Chronicle
Vol. 1 No. 3
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 1845