JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interesting ship info #general


Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

On the Ellis Island site we can in most cases see a b/w photo of the ship on
which our ancestors arrived. However, if you go to Google and name search for
their ship lots of information on different sites comes up. Ex: Kroonland on
which my dad sailed with his brother and parents. It gave the specs of the
ship, when it was built, 1902, and where, as well as the breakdown of how
many passengers each class carried. They came in 1905 and 600 passengers
could be accommodated in steerage, 350 in First and 200 in 2nd. There was
also a colored picture post card of the vessel.

As I explored further in Google there was an article listing crew members when
it was involved with the rescue operations of another vessel and other
historical information. There was also among many other goodies, the
brochure of the Kroonland's 1925 last trip with its interesting on-board
photos through the Panama Canal. She was due to be scrapped in 1927.

Joan Parker
President JGS-GM, Inc.
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Brest, Litovsk maybe Odessa, Ukraine, Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

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