In reply to Norman Feldman, I am not aware of people leaving >from Klaipeda
(Memel) directly for America, although some ships may have left there for
other ports. Some of my relatives >from Dorbian (Darbenai), nearby, left from
the port of Libau (Liepaja) in Latvia, not far up the coast >from Klaipeda.
Even passage >from Libau was not direct, and they had to change ships in
Southampton, England. Other realtives >from this same area traveled overland to
Hamburg and then by ship. Memel was a German city and I assume it was well
connected by rail to locations in Germany.
Hope this helps. Maybe others can add more...