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Arrivals reported in Norwegian newspapers
May 1886
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SteamshipShipowner or operatorDeparture/port ArrivalRemarks
S/S EthiopiaAnchor LineGlasgow 1886-04-22 New York 1886-05-01  
S/S UmbriaCunard LineLiverpool 1886-04-24 New York 1886-05-01 Also reported arrive 1886-05-02
6 days 10 hours crossing the Ocean 
S/S VancouverDominion LineLiverpool 1886-04-22 Quebec 1886-05-01 Londonderry 
S/S Baltic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-02 Arrived in the morning 
S/S TorontoDominion LineLiverpool 1886-04-15 Quebec 1886-05-02 Halifax 
S/S CircassianAllan LineLiverpool 1886-04-22 Quebec 1886-05-03 Londonderry 
S/S Lord GoughAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1886-05-03  
S/S Rhaetia (1)Hamburg America Line  New York 1886-05-03 Arrived at 04:00 morning 
S/S Norwegian (2)Allan LineGlasgow 1886-04-22 Quebec 1886-05-04 Montreal 
S/S City of RichmondInman LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-07  
S/S PavoniaCunard LineLiverpool 1886-04-27 Boston 1886-05-07  
S/S Adriatic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-09  
S/S AlaskaGuion LineLiverpool 1886-05-01 New York 1886-05-09 Arrived at 09:00 morning 
S/S Aurania (1)Cunard LineLiverpool 1886-05-01 New York 1886-05-09 Arrived Sunday morning after crossing the Ocean in 6 days and 10 hours 
S/S NestorianAllan LineLondon 1886-04-22 Quebec 1886-05-09 Plymouth 1886-04-23 
S/S PolynesianAllan LineLiverpool 1886-04-29 Quebec 1886-05-10 Londonderry 
S/S British KingAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1886-05-11  
S/S CarthaginianAllan LineGlasgow 1886-04-29 Quebec 1886-05-12  
S/S SarniaDominion LineLiverpool 1886-04-30 Quebec 1886-05-13 Belfast 
S/S Scythia (1)Cunard LineLiverpool 1886-05-04 Boston 1886-05-13  
S/S SiberianAllan LineLiverpool  Halifax 1886-05-13 St. Johns 
S/S City of ChesterInman LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-14  
S/S GeiserThingvalla LineChristiania 1886-04-29 New York 1886-05-14 385 Norwegian passengers 
S/S QuebecDominion LineBristol (Avonmouth) 1886-04-30 Quebec 1886-05-14  
S/S EtruriaCunard LineLiverpool 1886-05-08 New York 1886-05-15  
S/S GermanicWhite Star LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-15 Arrived at noon 
S/S ParisianAllan LineLiverpool 1886-05-06 Quebec 1886-05-15 Londonderry 
S/S ScotlandTemperley LineLondon 1886-04-29 Quebec 1886-05-15  
S/S DevoniaAnchor LineGlasgow 1886-05-06 New York 1886-05-16  
S/S Hibernian (1)Allan LineGlasgow 1886-05-06 Quebec 1886-05-16 Montreal 
S/S Lord CliveAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1886-05-16  
S/S MontrealDominion LineLiverpool 1886-05-07 Quebec 1886-05-17 Belfast 
S/S State of NebraskaState LineGlasgow 1886-05-08 New York 1886-05-18  
S/S CoreanAllan LineLondon 1886-05-06 Quebec 1886-05-19 Plymouth - Montreal 
S/S City of BerlinInman LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-20  
S/S City of RomeAnchor LineLiverpool 1886-05-12 New York 1886-05-20 Also reported arrive 1886-05-19 
S/S OhioAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1886-05-20  
S/S CataloniaCunard LineLiverpool 1886-05-11 Boston 1886-05-22  
S/S Nova ScotianAllan LineLiverpool 1886-05-11 Halifax 1886-05-22 Queenstown - St. Johns - Baltimore 
S/S Republic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-23 Arrived in the morning 
S/S ArizonaGuion LineLiverpool 1886-05-15 New York 1886-05-24 Arrived at 03:00 morning 
S/S OregonDominion LineLiverpool 1886-05-13 Quebec 1886-05-24 Londonderry 1886-05-14 
S/S ServiaCunard LineLiverpool 1886-05-15 New York 1886-05-24  
S/S SarmatianAllan LineLiverpool 1886-05-14 Quebec 1886-05-25 Londonderry 
S/S British PrinceAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1886-05-26  
S/S IndianaAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1886-05-27  
S/S City of ChesterInman LineLiverpool 1886-05-19 New York 1886-05-28  
S/S City of ChicagoInman LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-28  
S/S Hekla (2)Thingvalla LineChristiania 1886-05-13 New York 1886-05-28 446 Norwegian passengers 
S/S OntarioDominion LineBristol (Avonmouth) 1886-05-15 Quebec 1886-05-28  
S/S Britannic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1886-05-29 Arrived in the morning 
S/S CephaloniaCunard LineLiverpool 1886-05-18 Boston 1886-05-29  
S/S UmbriaCunard LineLiverpool 1886-05-22 New York 1886-05-29  
S/S Circassia (1)Anchor LineGlasgow 1886-05-20 New York 1886-05-30  
S/S British PrincessAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1886-05-31  
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 1886: Steamship Etruria record crossing Queenstown - New York in 6 days, 5 hours and 31 min. ( 2.800 nm )
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