A considerable number of important steamship lines call here.
Sebenico is a steamship station, with an excellent harbour.
The first steamboat was seen on the Elbe on the 17th of June 1816; in 1826 a regular steam communication was opened with London; and in 1856 the first direct steamship line linked the port with the United States.
Steamship lines (including that of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co.).
Tacoma is the starting-point of steamship lines to Alaska, to San Francisco, and to Seattle, Port Townsend, Olympia, Victoria, and other ports on Puget Sound.