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April 1889
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SteamshipShipowner or operatorDeparture/port ArrivalRemarks
S/S CataloniaCunard LineLiverpool  Boston 1889-04-01  
S/S OhioAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1889-04-01  
S/S Circassia (1)Anchor LineGlasgow 1889-03-25 New York 1889-04-02  
S/S FuldaNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-02  
S/S Main (1)Norddeutscher LloydBremen  Baltimore 1889-04-03  
S/S City of BerlinInman LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-04 Also reported arrive 1889-04-05 
S/S GalliaCunard LineLiverpool 1889-03-26 New York 1889-04-04  
S/S LahnNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-04  
S/S Adriatic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-05  
S/S ObdamHolland America LineRotterdam  New York 1889-04-05  
S/S State of IndianaState LineGlasgow  New York 1889-04-05  
S/S DanmarkThingvalla LineChristiania 1889-03-21  1889-04-06 Captain Knudsen, left Christiania with 137 passengers. Cargo: 604.700kg wood pulp, 28.950kg ropes, 114 barrels of herring and 5.600kg skin. The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic after having damages to her engine. 
S/S UmbriaCunard LineLiverpool 1889-03-30 New York 1889-04-06  
S/S BayernNorddeutscher LloydBremen   1889-04-07 Arrived at Colombo 
S/S CephaloniaCunard LineLiverpool 1889-03-28 Boston 1889-04-08  
S/S EthiopiaAnchor LineGlasgow 1889-03-28 New York 1889-04-08  
S/S Lord GoughAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1889-04-08  
S/S MunchenNorddeutscher LloydBremen  Montevideo 1889-04-08  
S/S PeruvianAllan LineLiverpool 1889-03-28 Halifax 1889-04-09 Londonderry - Baltimore 
S/S ElbeNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-10  
S/S HabsburgNorddeutscher LloydBremen  Adeleide 1889-04-10  
S/S City of Paris (2)Inman LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-11 Arrived at 04:00 morning 
S/S Lake OntarioBeaver LineLiverpool  Boston 1889-04-11  
S/S BayernNorddeutscher LloydBremen   1889-04-12 Arrived in Singapore, Hong Kong 1889-04-18 
S/S Britannic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-12  
S/S CarthaginianAllan LineGlasgow 1889-03-29 Halifax 1889-04-12 Liverpool 1889-03-30 - Boston 
S/S EiderNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-12  
S/S State of PennsylvaniaState LineGlasgow  New York 1889-04-12 Also reported arrive 1889-04-11 
S/S Weser (2)Norddeutscher LloydBremen  Baltimore 1889-04-12  
S/S AllerNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-13  
S/S IslandThingvalla LineChristiania 1889-03-28 New York 1889-04-13 Capt. Skjødt from Christiania to New York with passengers and cargo of 418.000kg wood pulp and 100 barrels of whale oil 
S/S SalierNorddeutscher Lloyd   1889-04-13 Arrived in Aden 
S/S SarniaDominion LineLiverpool 1889-04-04 Halifax 1889-04-13 Londonderry - Portland 
S/S ArizonaGuion LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-14  
S/S PolariaHamburg America Line  New York 1889-04-14 Arrived at 05:00 morning 
S/S Scandinavian (1)Allan LineGlasgow 1889-04-03 Halifax 1889-04-14 Londonderry 
S/S SueviaHamburg America Line  New York 1889-04-14 Arrived at 03:00 morning 
S/S Hammonia (3)Hamburg America Line  New York 1889-04-15 Arrived at 04:00 morning 
S/S ServiaCunard LineLiverpool 1889-04-06 New York 1889-04-15 Subm. by Linda Stewart, Norway 
S/S WerraNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-16  
S/S BaltimoreNorddeutscher Lloyd   1889-04-17 Arrived at Coruna 
S/S British PrinceAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1889-04-17 Also reported arrive 1889-04-18 
S/S State of GeorgiaState LineGlasgow  New York 1889-04-17 Also reported arrive 1889-04-16 
S/S BayernNorddeutscher LloydBremen   1889-04-18 Hong Kong 04-18, Shanghai 04-22 
S/S Rhein (1)Norddeutscher LloydBremen  Baltimore 1889-04-18  
S/S SwitzerlandRed Star LineAntwerp  Philadelphia 1889-04-18  
S/S ThingvallaThingvalla LineChristiania 1889-04-04 New York 1889-04-18 Capt. Laub from Copenhagen with 284 passengers, in Christiania another 91 embarked. Cargo loaded: 308.200kg wood pulp, 42 barrels of herring, 2.010kg fish skin and 1.160kg tinned products 
S/S Bothnia (1)Cunard LineLiverpool 1889-04-09 New York 1889-04-19  
S/S Celtic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-19 Also reported arrive 1889-04-20 
S/S City of ChicagoInman LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-19 Also reported arrive 1889-04-20 
S/S SaaleNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-19  
S/S British KingAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1889-04-20 Also reported arrive 1889-04-21 
S/S Neckar (1)Norddeutscher LloydBremen   1889-04-20 Port Said 04-20, Aden 04-27, Singapore 05-11, Hong Kong 05-16, Shanghai 05-21, Hong Kong 06-04 
S/S NoordlandRed Star LineAntwerp  New York 1889-04-20  
S/S OhioNorddeutscher Lloyd   1889-04-20 Arrived at Bahia 
S/S SardinianAllan LineLiverpool 1889-04-11 Halifax 1889-04-20 Londonderry - Portland 
S/S CoreanAllan LineLiverpool  Halifax 1889-04-21  
S/S EtruriaCunard LineLiverpool 1889-04-11 New York 1889-04-21  
S/S FurnessiaAnchor Line  New York 1889-04-21 Arrived in the morning 
S/S HohenstaufenNorddeutscher LloydBremen  Adeleide 1889-04-21  
S/S PavoniaCunard LineLiverpool 1889-04-11 Boston 1889-04-21  
S/S SalierNorddeutscher LloydBremen   1889-04-21 Arrived in Colombo 
S/S BayernNorddeutscher LloydBremen   1889-04-22 Arrived in Shanghai 
S/S EmsNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-22  
S/S DresdenNorddeutscher LloydBremen  Baltimore 1889-04-23  
S/S City of New York (3)Inman LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-24 Arrived in the morning
Also reported arrive 1889-04-25 
S/S CaliforniaHamburg America Line  New York 1889-04-25 Arrived at 10:00 morning 
S/S Rotterdam (1)Holland America LineRotterdam  New York 1889-04-25  
S/S State of NevadaState LineGlasgow  New York 1889-04-25  
S/S GermanicWhite Star LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-26  
S/S Graf BismarckNorddeutscher LloydBremen  Montevideo 1889-04-26  
S/S Lake SuperiorBeaver LineLiverpool  Montreal 1889-04-26 Also reported arrive 1889-04-25 
S/S TraveNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-26  
S/S Neckar (1)Norddeutscher Lloyd   1889-04-27 Arrived in Aden 
S/S Rugia (1)Hamburg America Line  New York 1889-04-27 Capt. Karlowa, arrived at 17:00 afternoon 
S/S CircassianAllan LineLiverpool 1889-04-18 Quebec 1889-04-28  
S/S LeipzigNorddeutscher LloydBremen  Rio de Janeiro 1889-04-28  
S/S British PrincessAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1889-04-29  
S/S City of ChesterInman LineLiverpool  New York 1889-04-29  
S/S FuldaNorddeutscher LloydBremen  New York 1889-04-29  
S/S Lord CliveAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1889-04-29 Reported as Inman Line 
S/S OregonDominion LineLiverpool 1889-04-18 Quebec 1889-04-29 Londonderry 1889-04-19 - Montreal. Arrived Quebec in the morning 
S/S Norwegian (2)Allan LineGlasgow 1889-04-18 Quebec 1889-04-30 Londonderry 
S/S Nova ScotianAllan LineLiverpool 1889-04-16 Halifax 1889-04-30 Queenstown - St. Johns - Baltimore 
Passenger list is usually dated 1 - 2 days after arrival
This register is built from telegrams sent from the arrival ports to the local newspapers in Norway. The purpose of these telegrams were to tell the folks back home that the journey had been safe, and that all was well with the emigrants on board.

Reference to newspapers used: Morgenbladet, Christiania Intelegenssedler, Dagbladet, Verdens Gang, Trondhjems Adresseavis, Bergens Tidende and other newspapers.

Blue Riband of the North Atlantic in 1889: Steamship Etruria record crossing Queenstown - New York in 6 days, 1 hours and 47 min. ( 2.800 nm )
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