In Sepia Saturday's image 167 there are boats, water, trees, houses, a pier and a steamer.
This time steamships are my choice.
My great uncle sent this card to his wife Senja from Copenhagen.
He was going to Canada, his second voyage to America.
Senja received his card on 31.3.1923
" Greetings from here. I came here today at 12 o'clock and tomorrow we are going to Hull. The weather has been good, I have not beet seasick at all. There are several hundreds of Finns traveling to Canada. Bye then.
With this ship we are sailing to Hull.
The majority of the emigrants traveled to Hull, England and then by train through England to Liverpool, Southampton or Glasgow. There they embarked on some of the big steamers to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Lauri and Senja
14.5.1928 Lauri was back in Finland and he received this card from his cousin Eero.
" Hull 7.3. 28
Hello my friend. Be greeted with this card of our ship. This week we are going to continue our trip from England forward. Everything is alright.
drawn by Eero"
Advertisment under Eero's writing:
Weekly sailings Finland - Hull
Use our fast stemboats from England to
United States, Canada, Australia and South-America.
The head Agent in Finland
FINLAND'S STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Immigration and Foreign Department
Helsinki, Unioninkatu 12, tel. 4120
NOTICE! Instructions and travel notebooks are free.
AGENTS FOR FINLAND LINE
JOHN GOOD &SONS. LTD HULL, ENGLAND
FINLAND STEAMSHIP CO: AGENCY
5 STATE STREET, NEW YORK, U.S.A.
S/S Oberon collided on 19.12.1930 in fog SE of Trindelen Lightvessel near Laeso in Northen Kattetgat with S/S Arcturus of Finland Steamship Co Ltd., while on passage from Finland via Copenhagen to Hull and sank in three minutes with loss of 25 crew members and 17 passengers, 36 people were saved by the crew of Arcturus.
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