maanantai 11. maaliskuuta 2013

Steamships

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.
Lauri "
 
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.
ool rait!
drawn by Eero"
 
Advertisment under Eero's writing:
 
Finland Line
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. 
 
More photos and stories here 

8 kommenttia:

  1. What a nice presentation for the sea. Lovely photos that bring life as they knew it to all. Nice post.

    VastaaPoista
  2. Interesting to find out how the journey from Scandinavia was interrrupted by a train trip across England. This explains why there were so many continental European passengers in the ships that my forebears used to cross the Atlantic from Liverpool.

    I wonder if the passengers had to pay extra for the postcards, or whether they were given them free as part of thir "all-inclusive" ticket, like the hotels used to do in the old days (at least the ones I stayed in).

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. I think they had to pay for everything extra. The total price of the ticket included the sea voyages and food, rail tickets from Hull to Southampton or Liverpool plus the rail tickets from the port of New York, Boston or from any port to final destination.

      Poista
  3. Sukutarinasi ovat todella mielenkiintoisia, kiitos taas kerran mahtavasta laivamatkasta! harrastatko muuten sukututkimusta?

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Kiitos Ilona! Harrastan sukututkimusta ja ihan väärin :) tutkin yhtä asiaa ja hyppään toiseen. Minua kiinnostaa enemmänkin nuo siirtolaisjutut ja tarinat.

      Poista
  4. What a sad end for S/S Oberon. Lucky for Lauri that it wasnt his cousin's trip which was fateful.

    VastaaPoista