three-month Atlantic crossing by wooden sailing ship in 1880s? #poland #general


Hallie Metzger
 

Were wooden sailing ships still carrying passengers from Europe to the USA as late as the 1880s? My grandfather David Yalovsky Freedland, born about 1885 in Yedwabne, says his father Cantor Jacob Yalovsky came by wooden sailing ship to the USA  for a concert tour in the early 1880s  and encountered such heavy storms that the crossing took 3 months. Could this have included time spent at other ports along the way?
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Hallie Metzger,  halmetz@...
SACHS (Kelme), TSIN(I)MON, FREEDLAND, FRIEDLANDER, FREELAND, HOFFENBERG (GUFINBERG)

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