Re: How did my great grandmother travel to Ireland from Kyiv? #general #ukraine


Barbara Hemmendinger
 

My grandfather, Adolph Bahssin (née Abram Basin) traveled from Chernigov near where he was born in Starodub, Russian empire, to Libau (now Liepaja, Latvia).  I have documents showing that he had purchased a package ticket by steamer in 1911 from Libau to Hull, England, where he transmigrated by railroad to Liverpool and boarded the Lusitania there bound for New York. That ship called at the port of Queenston (now Cork, Ireland). He continued on to NY arriving in the US on August 4, 1911. 

Interestingly, on the same voyage, and with a much more formal reception as my grandfather, which he recalled in person to my mother, was
  • Japan's Admiral Count Tōgō Heihachirō, commander of the Japanese fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, was welcomed to New York City as a guest of the United States. After arriving the night before on the Lusitania Aug, 4, 1911 at 11:40 pm, he transferred to two smaller boats and stayed at the Hotel Knickerbocker. Meeting Mayor William J. Gaynor later in the day, he departed on a train for Washington DC that afternoon, where he was hosted at a state dinner by President Taft.[8] 

Barbara Hemmendinger

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