Thanksgiving Dinner

8 - SS Baltic 'Thanksgiving' 1852.jpg

Creator

Steamship Baltic

Title

Thanksgiving Dinner

Date

November 25, 1852

Coverage

At Sea

Description

The side-wheel packets of the American-owned Collins Line were renowned for luxury and speed, typically crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a little over ten days. The 282-foot Baltic carried only sixty-eight passengers on the choppy, off-season crossing from Liverpool to New York in 1852. This early transatlantic menu features hare in three dishes—a soup, a cold pie, and a game dish in which it was pared with plover, a shorebird also with a gamey flavor.