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Arrivals reported in Norwegian newspapers
December 1887
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SteamshipShipowner or operatorDeparture/port ArrivalRemarks
S/S City of RichmondInman LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-01  
S/S Celtic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-03 Arrived in the morning 
S/S ParisianAllan LineLiverpool 1887-11-24 Halifax 1887-12-03 Londonderry - Portland 
S/S Anchoria (1)Anchor LineGlasgow 1887-11-24 New York 1887-12-04  
S/S Assyrian (2)Allan LineLiverpool 1887-11-22 Halifax 1887-12-04 St. Johns - Baltimore 
S/S EtruriaCunard LineLiverpool 1887-11-26 New York 1887-12-04  
S/S Lord GoughAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1887-12-04  
S/S State of NebraskaState LineGlasgow  New York 1887-12-07 Also reported arrive 1887-12-06
Arrived at 02:00 morning 
S/S OhioInman LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-08  
S/S Republic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-09  
S/S CataloniaCunard LineLiverpool 1887-11-29 Boston 1887-12-10  
S/S British KingAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1887-12-11  
S/S OregonDominion LineLiverpool 1887-12-01 Portland 1887-12-11 Halifax 1887-12-10 
S/S Aurania (1)Cunard LineLiverpool 1887-12-03 New York 1887-12-12  
S/S GeiserThingvalla LineChristiania 1887-11-24 New York 1887-12-12 Also reported arrive 1887-12-13 
S/S Norwegian (2)Allan LineGlasgow  Halifax 1887-12-13 Londonderry 
S/S State of PennsylvaniaState LineGlasgow  New York 1887-12-15  
S/S Adriatic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-17  
S/S PavoniaCunard LineLiverpool 1887-12-06 Boston 1887-12-17  
S/S PeruvianAllan LineLiverpool 1887-12-06 Halifax 1887-12-17 Queenstown - St. Johns - Baltimore 
S/S PolynesianAllan LineLiverpool 1887-12-08 Halifax 1887-12-18 Londonderry - Portland 
S/S Weser (2)Norddeutscher LloydBremen  Baltimore 1887-12-18 Subm. by Ralf Gräfenstein 
S/S UmbriaCunard LineLiverpool 1887-12-10 New York 1887-12-19  
S/S DevoniaAnchor LineGlasgow 1887-12-12 New York 1887-12-20 ?? Date 
S/S Lord CliveAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1887-12-20  
S/S State of GeorgiaState LineGlasgow  New York 1887-12-22  
S/S City of ChicagoInman LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-23  
S/S Britannic (1)White Star LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-24  
S/S VancouverDominion LineLiverpool 1887-12-15 Halifax 1887-12-24 Also reported arrive at Baltimore 1887-12-23 and Halifax 1887-12-27 
S/S FurnessiaAnchor LineGlasgow 1887-12-15 New York 1887-12-25  
S/S British PrinceAmerican LineLiverpool  Philadelphia 1887-12-26  
S/S IslandThingvalla LineChristiania 1887-12-08 New York 1887-12-26  
S/S GalliaCunard LineLiverpool 1887-12-17 New York 1887-12-27  
S/S CircassianAllan LineLiverpool 1887-12-22 Halifax 1887-12-29 Londonderry - Baltimore. Also reported to arrive Halifax 1887-12-31 
S/S CephaloniaCunard LineLiverpool 1887-12-20 Boston 1887-12-30  
S/S AustrianAllan LineGlasgow  Halifax 1887-12-31  
S/S GermanicWhite Star LineLiverpool  New York 1887-12-31 Arrived Saturday morning 
S/S Nova ScotianAllan LineLiverpool 1887-12-20 Halifax 1887-12-31 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 1887: Steamship Umbria record crossing Queenstown - New York in 6 days, 4 hours and 34 min. ( 2.800 nm )
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