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Sir Samuel Cunard

Cunard, Sir Samuel (1787–1865), British shipowner, founder of the Cunard line. He introduced iron steamers and pioneered regular transatlantic crossings (as of 1840) after winning a contract to carry the mail between England and North America.

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