Liverpool Harbor as it now appears. The harbor was the entrance and exit for British Saints and missionaries from 1837, the year of the first mission, until the middle of the twentieth century. Tens of thousands of Saints from Britain and Europe emigrated to Zion from this harbor, the first group leaving 6 June 1840. Liverpool housed the mission office, emigration office, and printing office; now a stake is centered there. The first mission began when Elders Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Willard Richards, Joseph Fielding, John Goodson, John Snyder, and Isaac Russell stepped ashore 20 July 1837. The second mission of the Twelve began with the arrival of Elders John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff in 11 January 1840, followed in April by other members of the Twelve. Orson Hyde’s return in 1841 meant that nine apostles were laboring there, the largest number ever assembled in any land outside the United States.