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Sunday, May 24, 2015

20 - Go Tourist - Ship Brochure

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Story so far: Grandma Cecile had planned her trip to visit her relatives back in her home village of Nieder-Mohrau, Czechoslavkia. She had crossed the country by train, from Oregon on the Pacific coast to New York on the Atlantic coast. She was finally at sea.

Among Grandma Cecile's "souvenirs" were some brochures she had acquired that were all about the ships in the line on which she was traveling, the North German Lloyd. They give information on the various ships and show pictures of the facilities on board

Worn cover of brochure
This is the largest of the brochures in Grandma's collection. It appears that she folded it to fit in with her other pamphlets. 

Inside the front cover is this page:
Waving farewell at the pier

The Bremen and Europa were fairly similar, but the Europa was smaller by about 2,000 tons.

Compared to life on the farm, the ships were fairly luxurious!
Information on the Bremen and the Europa

Lounge on the Europa

A room from the Europa, but not Grandma's, hers had 2 bunk beds

An indoor pool

scenes from either the Bremen or Europa
Chapel on the St. Louis

Last page of the brochure

This brochure advertising the luxuries of "Going Tourist Class" covered several ships. Ships from the North German Lloyd line included the Bremen, Europa, Columbus and Berlin. The Hamburg-American line ships were the New York, Hamburg, Deutschland, Hansa and St Louis.

Since Grandma sailed on the Europa, those are mainly the pictures shown here. The chapel on the St Louis was included since Grandma Cecile mentions attending Mass (Catholic religious service) on board. That was the only chapel photo in the brochure and probably similar to what she found on the Europa. The brochure itself is 28 pages total. Again, some of the grime on the pages is due to smoke damage from the house fire.

One note of coincidence. When Grandpa Alois  immigrated to the United States, he and his parents, sisters and cousins, sailed in to New York on a ship named the Hansa. It would have been a different ship than the one listed in the Hamburg-American line. To read about the Hansa that was probably the one Grandpa Alois came over on, use this link. The name Hansa seems to have been a popular ship name.

Again, to see  the pictures, click on any one of them and you'll be able to scroll through them all. 


Story to be continued......
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