SS La Bourgogne Archival Collection

La Bourgogne (1886) French Line

Built by Chantiers de la Mediterranee, La Seyne, France. Tonnage: 7,395. Dimensions: 495' x 52'. Single-screw, 17 l/2 knots. Compound engines. Four masts and two funnels. Launched: October 8, 1885. Maiden voyage: Havre-New York, June 19, 1886. Refits: Converted to quadruple expansion engines in 1897. Note: The only one of the "quartet" that did not have two of the four original masts removed. Fate: In collision with British sailing ship Cromartyshire off Sable Island, July 4, 1898, and sunk with the loss of 549 lives. Sister ships: La Bretagne, La Champagne and La Gascogne.

 

Front Cover, CGT French Line SS La Bourgogne Cabin Class Passenger List - 10 March 1888.

1888-03-10 SS La Bourgogne Passenger List

Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique / French Line (CGT)

Class of Passengers: Cabin Class

Date of Departure: 10 March 1888

Route: Le Havre for New York

Commander: Captain Frangeul

 

Front Cover, CGT French Line SS La Bourgogne Cabin Class Passenger List - 25 July 1891.

1891-07-25 SS La Bourgogne Passenger List

Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique / French Line (CGT)

Class of Passengers: Cabin Class

Date of Departure: 25 July 1891

Route: New York to Le Havre

Commander: Captain LeBœuf

 

Back Cover, SS La Bourgogne Passenger List, 10 March 1888.

Back Cover, SS La Bourgogne Passenger List, 10 March 1888. GGA Image ID # 1ec5dbdb20

 

SS La Bourgogne Famous Travelers During 1889

EDISON, the celebrated electrician, was the social lion among the passengers on La Bourgogne, of the French Line, hence for Havre recently, and may have mentally called out for deliverance from his friends. The Right Rev. Bishop Littlejohn, of Long Island, was a fellow passenger. The French steamships have carried a remarkably large number of eminent and celebrated people to Europe the last six months.

Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 43

 

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