SS Lapland Archival Collection

 

Back Cover, Red Star Line SS Lapland Painting - Cabin Class Passenger List - 2 November 1929.

Red Star Line SS Lapland Painting - Cabin Class Passenger List - 2 November 1929. GGA Image ID # 140352a770

 

 

Lapland (1908) Red Star Line (Belgium)

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 18,565. Dimensions: 605' x 70'. Propulsion: Twin-screw, 18 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Four masts and two funnels. Launched: June 27, 1908. Passengers: 450 first, 400 second, 1,500 third. Maiden voyage: Antwerp-Dover-New York in April 1909. Note: In White Star Line during 1914-1919 period. Post WW1 Service: Resumed regular Antwerp-New York sailings in January 1920. Service Changes: Towards end of her career was used as a cruise ship. Fate: Broken up by Japanese shipbreakers in 1934.

 

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1910-08-27 Passenger Manifest for the RMS Lapland

1910-08-27 RMS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 27 August 1910

Route: Antwerp to New York via Dover

Commander: Captain H. D. Doxrud

 

1914-10-29 Passenger Manifest for the RMS Lapland

1914-10-29 RMS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 29 October 1914

Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)

Commander: Captain J. Bradshaw

 

Front Cover, Red Star Line RMS Lapland Second Class Passenger List - 21 April 1920.

1920-04-21 RMS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 21 April 1920

Route: Antwerp for New York via Southampton

Commander: Captain J. Bradshaw

 

Front Cover, First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the RMS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Wednesday, 8 August 1923 from Antwerp to New York.

1923-08-08 SS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 8 August 1923

Route: Antwerp to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain T. Howell

 

Front Cover, SS Belgenland Passenger List - 31 August 1928

1928-08-31 SS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 31 August 1928

Route: Antwerp to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain H. Harvey

 

Front Cover, SS Lapland Passenger List - 2 November 1929

1929-11-02 SS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 2 November 1929

Route: New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain H. Harvey

Note: Many photographs of passengers and crew and comprehensive accounting of money spent on the Lapland during the voyage were included. Miss V Mulholland also sketched the Commander, H. Harvey and the Purser, Arthur C. Astle.

Related Materials: Check out the Farewell Dinner Menu for this voyage

 

Front Cover, 1930-07-25 SS Lapland Passenger List

1930-07-25 SS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 25 July 1930

Route: Antwerp to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain H. Harvey

 

Front Cover, SS Lapland Passenger List - 22 August 1930

1930-08-22 SS Lapland Passenger List

Steamship Line: Red Star Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 22 August 1930

Route: Antwerp to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain H. Harvey

 

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Brochure Cover, Red Star Line Second Class Rates

1926-01 Red Star Line Second Class Rates

January 1926 brochure containing second class rates for the Red Star Line steamships Belgenland and Lapland for routes between New York and Antwerp. European Rail and Steamer Fares and interior and exterior photographs for both ships are included.

 

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Front Cover, SS Lapland Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare 8 November 1929

1929-11-08 SS Lapland Farewell Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 8 November 1929 on board the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line featured Fillet of Sole, Vin Blanc, Lobster Cutlets, Canopère, and Chocolate Eclairs for dessert. A page of Autographs were included in this Menu.

 

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Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Dover-New York, from 4 December 1909 to 24 September 1910.

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Dover-New York, from 4 December 1909 to 24 September 1910. Ships Included the Finland, Kroonland, Lapland, Samland, Vaderland, and Zeeland. SS Lapland Passenger List, 27 August 1910. GGA Image ID # 1ebde48726

 

White Star Line Mediterranean Service Proposed Sailings from 29 August 1922 to 13 April 1923.

White Star Line Mediterranean Service Proposed Sailings from 29 August 1922 to 13 April 1923. Ships Included the Adriatic, Arabic, Cretic, and Lapland. Ports Included New York, Boston, Azores, Madeira, Gibraltar, Algiers, Monaco, Naples, Genoa, Alexandria, Haifa, Athens (Phaleron Bay), and Nice. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 6 September 1922. GGA Image ID # 1dd525881f. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Proposed Sailings. Red Star Line: Antwerp-New York Service from 3 August 1922 to 13 January 1923. American Line: Hamburg-New York Service from 12 August 1922 to 17 January 1923.

Proposed Sailings. Red Star Line: Antwerp-New York Service from 3 August 1922 to 13 January 1923. American Line: Hamburg-New York Service from 12 August 1922 to 17 January 1923. Ships Included the Red Star Line Finland, Kroonland, Lapland, and Zeeland. Ships for the American Line Manchuria, Minnekahda, Mongolia, and St. Paul. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 6 September 1922. GGA Image ID # 1dd525c9ba

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Boston-Azores-Madeira-Gibraltar-Algiers-Monaco-Naples-Athens-Haifa-Genoa-Alexandria and Alexandria-Genoa-Naples-Azores-Boston-New York, from 20 October 1923 to 19 April 1923.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Boston-Azores-Madeira-Gibraltar-Algiers-Monaco-Naples-Athens-Haifa-Genoa-Alexandria and Alexandria-Genoa-Naples-Azores-Boston-New York, from 20 October 1923 to 19 April 1924. Ships Included the Adriatic, Arabic, and Lapland. RMS Homeric Passenger List, 5 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f0b758cbd. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and Hamburg-Plymouth-Cherbourg-New York, from 18 August 1923 to 7 November 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and Hamburg-Plymouth-Cherbourg-New York, from 18 August 1923 to 7 November 1923. Ships Included the Belgenland, Finland, Lapland, Manchuria, Minnekahda, and Zeeland. RMS Homeric Passenger List, 5 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f0b8ea4c9

 

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Express Mail Service, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 30 April 1925 to 26 September 1925.

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Express Mail Service, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 30 April 1925 to 26 September 1925. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Homeric, Lapland, Majestic, Olympic, Pittsburgh, and Zeeland. RMS Celtic Passenger List, 30 May 1925. GGA Image ID # 1e5245b658

 

Sailing Schedule, Red Star Line, Antwerp-New York, from 6 May 1925 to 22 October 1925.

Sailing Schedule, Red Star Line, Antwerp-New York, from 6 May 1925 to 22 October 1925. Ships Included the Belgenland, Lapland, Pittsburgh, and Zeeland. RMS Celtic Passenger List, 30 May 1925. GGA Image ID # 1e543a33fc

 

American -- Cunard -- White Star Joint Service, Hamburg-New York Calling at Halifax (Westbound) and Red Star Line Antwerp-New York via Southampton and Cherbourg (Westbound) and Plymouth and Cherbourg (Eastbound). Proposed Sailings from 5 September 1925 to 11 February 1926.

American -- Cunard -- White Star Joint Service, Hamburg-New York Calling at Halifax (Westbound) and Red Star Line Antwerp-New York via Southampton and Cherbourg (Westbound) and Plymouth and Cherbourg (Eastbound). Proposed Sailings from 5 September 1925 to 11 February 1926. Joint Service Ships Included the Arabic and Andania. These Steamers Carry Cabin and Third Class Passengers. The Andania and Lancastria are Cunard Line Steamers. Red Star Line Ships Included the Zeeland, Lapland, Pittsburgh, and Belgenland. The Pittsburgh and Zeeland Carry Cabin and Third Class Passengers. GGA Image ID # 1db51d14f1

 

Proposed Sailings, Red Star Line, Antwerp-Boulogne-Southampton-New York, from 2 July 1926 to 20 November 1926.

Proposed Sailings, Red Star Line, Antwerp-Boulogne-Southampton-New York, from 2 July 1926 to 20 November 1926. Ships Included the Belgenland, Lapland, Pennland, and Zeeland. RMS Belgenland Passenger List, 26 June 1926. GGA Image ID # 1df2ae7c61

 

Sailing Schedule, London-Cherbourg or Boulogne-New York, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and Antwerp-Plymouth-Cherbourg-New York, from 20 January 1928 to 26 May 1928.

Sailing Schedule, London-Cherbourg or Boulogne-New York, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and Antwerp-Plymouth-Cherbourg-New York, from 20 January 1928 to 26 May 1928. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Lapland, Minnekahda, Minnesota, Minnetonka, and Minnewaska, and Pennland. The Minnetonka and Minnewaska Carry First-Class Passengers Only. The Mlnnekahda and Minnesota Carry Tourist Third Cabin Passengers Only. The Lapland and Pennland Carry Cabin, Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passengers. The Arabic Carries Cabin and Third Class Passengers. RMS Baltic Cabin Class Passenger List, 3 March 1928. GGA Image ID # 20c291acec

 

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 May 1928 to 1 December 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 May 1928 to 1 December 1928. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Lapland, and Pennland. SS Doric Passenger List, 19 May 1928. GGA Image ID # 206d7f1302

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Antwerp, and Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 8 June 1928 to 12 January 1929.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Antwerp, and Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 8 June 1928 to 12 January 1929. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Lapland, and Pennland. The «BELGENLAND» carries First, Second, Tourist Third Cabin and Third class passengers. The « LAPLAND » carries Cabin, Tourist Third Cabin and Third class passengers. The «PENNLAND» and «ARABIC» carry Cabin and Third class passengers, and call at Halifax N.S. Canada Westbound. SS Lapland Passenger List, 31 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1ebdf3d5f9

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 27 July 1929 to 8 March 1930.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 27 July 1929 to 8 March 1930. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Lapland, and Pennland. RMS Arabic Passenger List, 16 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e4c1e8cbc

 

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 2 November 1929 to 26 September 1930.

Sailing Schedule, Antwerp-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 2 November 1929 to 26 September 1930. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Lapland, Pennland, Pennland, and Westernland. SS Lapland Passenger List, 2 November 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ebf3eb84f

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 25 July 1930 to 23 January 1931.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 25 July 1930 to 23 January 1931. Ships Included the Belgenland, Lapland, Pennland, and Westernland. SS Lapland Passenger List, 25 July 1930. GGA Image ID # 1ebf70cdbf

 

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Red Star Line Second Class Ocean Rates Available for Tickets Purchased in America for the SS Lapland.

Red Star Line Second Class Ocean Rates Available for Tickets Purchased in America and Subject to Change Without Notice for the SS Lapland, 18,694 Tons. Passports were Required for Travel. Rates Effective January 1926. GGA Image ID # 11aed457ff

 

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Back Cover, Red Star Line Track Chart, RMS Lapland Cabin Class Passenger List - 31 August 1928.

Red Star Line Track Chart (Unused), RMS Lapland Cabin Class Passenger List - 31 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1401b15c66

 

Back Cover, SS Lapland Passenger List - 22 August 1930

Track Chart Showing Miles Traveled by Day During Voyage. Red Star Line RMS Lapland Tourist Class Passenger List - 22 August 1930. GGA Image ID # 1403c2b396

 

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How to Know the Ship's Officers by Their Sleeve Stripes. Red Star Line 1928

How to Know the Ship's Officers by Their Sleeve Stripes. Red Star Line 1928. GGA Image ID # 14011d6c16

 

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Receipt for Duty and Identification Coupon, US Customs, for Passenger Eleanor M. Tomlinson on the SS Lapland, August 1930.

Receipt for Duty and Identification Coupon, US Customs, for Passenger Eleanor M. Tomlinson on the SS Lapland, August 1930. Receipt No. 215773. Total Pieces of Baggage: 3. Total Duty Paid: $9.75. GGA Image ID # 1ec0127238. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Miss Mulholland Provides an Accounting of Onboard Expenses Paid - A Total of £10:18:8.

Miss Mulholland Provides an Accounting of Onboard Expenses Paid - A Total of £10:18:8 on the voyage on the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 140330dee0

 

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Miss Mulholland and Traveling Friends Pose with the Chief Officer of the SS Lapland During Voyage

Miss Mulholland and Traveling Friends Pose with the Chief Officer of the SS Lapland During Voyage of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 1401be93bd

 

Chief Officer of the SS Lapland

Chief Officer of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, November 1929. GGA Image ID # 1401db0257

 

Miss V. Mulholland and Friend Pose with the Chief Officer of the SS Lapland

Miss V. Mulholland and Friend Pose with the Chief Officer of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 14020ebad8

 

Miss Mulholland and Friend on the Deck of the SS Lapland

Miss Mulholland and Friend on the Deck of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 140210517a

 

Miss Mulholland on the Deck of the SS Lapland

Miss Mulholland on the Deck of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 14022c9fe0

 

Miss Mulholland and Friend Play Shuffleboard on the Deck of the SS Lapland

Miss Mulholland and Friend Play Shuffleboard on the Deck of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 1402658b5a

 

The Red Star Line Steamship SS Lapland.

The Red Star Line Steamship SS Lapland. Red Star Line Second Class Rates, 1926. GGA Image ID # 11b087d0da

 

Second Class Smoking Room -- SS Lapland.

Second Class Smoking Room -- SS Lapland. Red Star Line Second Class Rates, 1926. GGA Image ID # 11b0c2765b

 

Second Class Lounge -- SS Lapland.

Second Class Lounge -- SS Lapland. Red Star Line Second Class Rates, 1926. GGA Image ID # 11b15735e5

 

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Sketch by Mulholland of Commander H. Harvey of the SS Lapland

Sketch by Mulholland of Commander H. Harvey of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg.. GGA Image ID # 14026c7c17

 

Sketch by Mulholland of the Purser, Arthur C. Astle

Sketch by Mulholland of the Purser, Arthur C. Astle of the SS Lapland of the Red Star Line, Departing Saturday, 2 November 1929 from New York to Antwerp via Plymouth and Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 1402c25eba

 

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Advertisment: Six Cruises to the West Indies on the Red Star Line SS Lapland. Eleven Days, New York-Havana-Nassau-Bermuda-New York, Departing 28 December 1929.

Advertisment: Six Cruises to the West Indies on the Red Star Line SS Lapland. Eleven Days, New York-Havana-Nassau-Bermuda-New York, Departing 28 December 1929. RMS Arabic Passenger List, 16 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e4cbb35b9

 

Itinerary of Six 1929/1930 Cruises to the West Indies on the Red Star Line SS Lapland.

Itinerary of Six 1929/1930 Cruises to the West Indies on the Red Star Line SS Lapland. RMS Arabic Passenger List, 16 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e4cc0dc32

 

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Information for Passengers - 1926

Baggage

Each adult second-class passenger is allowed twenty cubic feet of baggage free—excess will be charged at the rate of 60 cents per cubic foot.

All baggage must be plainly marked with the full name of Passenger and Steamer. Baggage tags furnished upon application.

Luggage must be claimed on Pier before embarking, otherwise it may remain there at passenger’s risk. Trunks or packages for Staterooms should not exceed 13 inches in height, 2 feet in width and 3 feet, 6 inches in length.

Passengers should limit the articles on their persons or in their baggage to necessary wearing apparel and toilet articles. All other effects, such as merchandise, household goods, books, linen, and silver, should be forwarded as freight.

This is a most Important Rule and must not be disregarded.

It is requested that passengers send their baggage to the Pier the day before sailing.

The Company’s liability for baggage is strictly limited, and it is strongly recommended that passengers insure their luggage whenever practicable, as, in the event of loss or damage to baggage, the Company cannot under any circumstances accept any liability beyond the amount specified on the steamer contract ticket.

Bicycles must be crated and will be carried only at the owner’s risk. The charge from the port of embarkation to the port of debarkation is $5.00 each.

Motorcycles must be crated and are carried at owner’s risk. The charge for transportation to the port of debarkation is $25.00.

Dogs, Cats, Monkeys—The charge for transporting Dogs is $20.00 each and upwards. Rates for Cats and Monkeys, $5.00 each. Birds, etc., $5.00 for each cage.

These charges do not include the customary Butcher’s fee. Dogs, Cats, and Monkeys must be caged before being brought upon the steamer and will then be placed in charge of the Butcher.

Dogs to be landed in England require a special license from the Secretary of Agriculture in London. Without such a permit, they will not be received on board ship. Particulars on application.

Moving Picture Films are prohibited from being carried as passengers’ baggage and can only be accepted for carriage by special arrangement as freight on a Bill of Lading. Freight rates will be quoted on application.

Valuables—The Red Star Line has provided a safe in the office of the Purser, in which passengers may deposit money, jewels or ornaments, for safekeeping. The Company will not be liable to passengers for the loss of money, jewels or ornaments by theft or otherwise not so deposited.

Surgeon—Each steamer carries an experienced Surgeon who is authorized to make customary charges, subject in each case to the approval of the Commander, for treating passengers at their request for any illness not originating on board the ship. In the case of sickness developed on board, no charge will be made, and medicine will be provided free in all circumstances.

Stewardesses also are carried to attend ladies and children.

Reservation of Berths—Berths can be secured in advance on payment of $30.00 per adult. Balances are payable three weeks before sailing.

U. S. CITIZENS do not require visas for BELGIUM or SWITZERLAND nor for passing through Holland if remaining there not more than one week.

Source: Red Star Line Second Class Rates - 1926

 

Information for Passengers - 27 August 1910

The Bar closes at 11:00 pm Lights are extinguished in the Saloons at 11:00 pm, and in the Smoking Rooms at 12 Midnight.

For seats at table First Class Passengers should apply to the Second Steward, Second class Passengers to the second Class Steward.

Steamer Chairs can be rented on board by First Class Passengers at a charge of 10 Francs each.

Letters should be put in the Letter boxes and Telegrams for dispatch on shore -handed to the Purser or to tile saloon Waiter against receipt, latest k hour before arriving at Flushing, Dover or quarantine Station. (Staten Island, N.Y.)

The surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the commander, for treating any Passengers at their request for any illness not originating on board the ship. In the case of sickness developed on board no charge will be made and medicine will be provided free in all circumstances.

The chief Steward holds a complaint book at the disposal of the Passengers.

Marconigrams are accepted on board by the Purser and by the Saloon waiter.

First Class Passengers should apply to the bedroom waiter for electric fans, portable lamps, curling-tongs heater, and hot water kettles.

Railway and steamship Time Tables of the various Companies can be obtained from the saloon Waiters.

Valuables. — The Company will not be responsible for Money, Jewellery, and other Valuables of Passengers. Passengers are warned not to keep such articles in their staterooms, but are recommended to nand same, sealed, and marked with the owner's name, to the Purser for deposit in his safe, but as no Charge is made for carriage, the company can accept no responsibility for loss or damage, however arising.

Travelers' Cheques of the International Mercantile Marine Company are accepted on board in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same. Letters may be addressed to the care of any of the Offices named below, and they will be retained until called for, or forwarded according to instructions.

Source: RMS Lapland Passenger List - 27 August 1910

 

Information for Passengers - 29 October 1914

Landing Arrangements at New York. Should the steamer arrive at the New York Wharf after 8:00 pm, Passengers may land if they wish to do so and have their baggage passed by the Customs authorities immediately on arrival, but those who prefer to remain on board may do so, and have the whole of their baggage passed the following morning not earlier than 7 o'clock. Breakfast will be served to those who remain on board overnight.

Breakfast.—As the bugle is not sounded for breakfast, passengers desirous of being wakened should arrange to be called by their bedroom stewards.

Steamer Rugs and Chairs. Can be hired at a charge of 4/- each for the voyage.

Upper berths.—passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in or out of same on applying steward or stewardess.

Source: RMS Lapland Passenger List - 29 October 1914

 

Information for Passengers - 21 April 1920

Steamer Chairs and rugs can be rented on board by First Class Passengers at a charge of 15 Francs each.

Letters should be put in the Letter Boxes and Telegrams for dispatch on shore handed to the Purser or to the Saloon Waiter against receipt, latest 1 hour before arriving at Flushing or Quarantine Station. (Staten Island, N.Y.) or any port of call.

Writing Paper, Envelopes and Telegraph Forms will be found in the Library and Saloons.

Library : Books may be obtained from 10-11:00 am and from 4-5:00 pm

Source: RMS Lapland Passenger List - 21 April 1920

 

Information for Passengers - 8 August 1923

The Bugle is sounded at 8 A. M. Breakfast from 8:30 am until 10:00 am Luncheon at 1:00 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm

Smoking. — Passengers are kindly requested not to smoke in the Dining Saloon.

The Bar opens at 8:00 am and closes at 11.30 pm.

Lights are extinguished in the Saloon at 11:00 pm, Lounge, Reading Room and Smoking Room at midnight.

An Enquiry Office is located on C Deck off the Main Companion way and all enquiries of a general character should be made, there. Passengers' mail, telegrams, radios, etc., are received at and sent from this office. None of the ship's staff other than those on duty in the Enquiry Office is authorized to accept Letters or Telegrams for despatch.

Seats at Table. — Passengers who have not previously arranged for seats at table to be reserved should apply for same to the Second Steward.

Children are not entitled to seats in the Dining Room unless full fare is paid.

Deck Chairs and Steamer Rugs can be hired at $ 1.50 each for the voyage.

Passengers are requested to ask for a receipt on the Company's Form for any additional Passage Money, Chair or Steamer Rug Hire, or Freight paid on board.

Precious stones or other similar articles of merchandise may not be taken as baggage but all Passengers must deliver such goods to the Purser of the vessels upon which they arrive.

The pursers are requested to deliver Passengers a receipt for merchandise so delivered and place the goods in the safes aboard their vessels until a customs permit is presented to the Inspectors ordering the goods into the U. S. appraiser's stores for examination.

Dangerous articles such as Fireworks, Matches, Gunpowder, Gasoline, Cartridges, Moving Picture Films, etc., must not on any account be enclosed in baggage.

Wardrobe Trunks. — Passengers are advised that it is not always possible to arrange for the placing of Wardrobe Trunks in the passenger accommodation in a position where they are easily accessible, also that there is frequently difficulty with regard to the landing of such packages owing to their exceptional size. They are therefore recommended to use steamer trunks in preference or to sent their Wardrobe Trunks to ship's Baggage room, which is open daily at fixed hours.

Exchange of Money. — The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of Passengers, to exchange a limited amount of English, Belgian, French and American money, at rates which will be ported on Bulletin Boards outside the Enquiry Office.

Passenger Elevator. — An elevator is provided for the use of Passengers, running between Upper Promenade Deck and the Shelter Deck.

Prohibition in the United States of America. — In consequence of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court prohibiting the entry into their ports of alcoholic liquors, only limited supplies of Wines and Spirits, etc., can be placed on board on the Westbound voyages.

Picture Postcards. — Picture Postcards of the steamer can be obtained on board gratis.

Deck Games and Amusements. — Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck under the charge of a Quartermaster. Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., may be obtained on application to Lounge, Drawing Room and Smoking Room Stewards.

Passengers' Quarters. — First Class Passengers are not allowed to enter Second or Third Class compartments, or vice versa, as complications might arise under the Quarantine Regulations.

Boots and Shoes. — These will be cleaned if left outside the Stateroom door. Public Telephones with booths and operators on our New York piers.

Orchestra. —The steamer carries a string orchestra which will play as mentioned below :

  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm — First Class Bandstand.
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm — Second Class Saloon.
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm — First Class Companionway.
  • 8:00 pm to 8.30 pm — Second Class Saloon.
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm — First Class Companionway.

The Chief Steward holds a complaint book at the disposal of Passengers.

Wireless Telegrams. This Steamer is fitted with Marconi's system of Wireless Telegraphy and also with Submarine Signalling Apparatus.

Long Range Wireless Service. This vessel is fitted with special long range wireless apparatus which will enable Passengers to communicate with their friends or business houses on shore throughout the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.

Ocean Letters. — The Marconi Company have inaugurated an "Ocean Letter" service by which messages may be sent from one ship to another going in an opposite direction for delivery by Registered Post from the first port of call of the latter vessel.

When returning To Europe

Passengers are informed that every facility is provided aboard SS Lapland. for booking return passage on any of the steamers of the Lines below mentioned.

The Purser will gladly supply all details regarding sailing dates, rates, etc., and can secure accommodation for your return journey before the ship's arrival.

Information for Second Class Passengers

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Staterooms, Library and Dining Saloon.

Library. — Books can be obtained on applying to the Library Steward.

Meals not permitted to be served in the Library.

Deck Chairs and Steamer rugs can be obtained at a charge of $ 1.50 each for the voyage on application to the Deck Steward.

Second Class Passengers are not allowed in the First or Third Class quarters, or vice versa, as complications might arise under the Quarantine Regulations.

Dogs. — Dogs are not allowed in the Staterooms or on the Passenger decks.

Orchestra. — The steamer carries a string orchestra which will play at suitable times.

Source: SS Lapland Passenger List - 8 August 1923

 

Information for Passengers - 31 August 1928

New York arrival. — Baggage. — Should the steamer arrive at New York Wharf after 8:00 pm, all passengers who have been passed by the U.S. Immigration Authorities may land or remain on board over night at their own option.

Those passengers who have been passed by the Immigration Authorities and desire to remain on board may have all their baggage passed by the U.S. customs that night or the following morning at their own option. No baggage will be passed before 7:00 am the day following arrival. Breakfast will be served to those who remain on board over-night.

Upon landing at New York, and upon application to the representatives of the Railroads, who meet all arriving Red Star Line steamers, railroad tickets may be purchased, and baggage of Passengers may be checked from the Steamship Pier to any point along the Lines of the Pennsylvania, New York Central, Erie, Lehigh Valley, Delaware and Lackawanna, Baltimore and Ohio, New York, New Haven and Hartford and connecting Railroads.

In the event of the steamer arriving at quarantine after the hours mentioned hereunder, passengers, other than United States Citizens, may be required by the U. S. Immigration Authorities to remain on board overnight, and to have their passports examined the following morning:

  • October to December inclusive: 5:30 pm
  • January to March: 6:00 pm
  • April to June: 7:30 pm
  • July to September: 7:15:00 pm

Breakfast will be served in the usual course.

Exchange of Money.— The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of money, at rates which will be posted on Bulletin Boards outside the Enquiry Office.

Wines, etc.— Passengers are requested to sign cards when ordering Wines and Spirits, etc., at table, and accounts for these are presented at the end of the voyage by the Table Steward or Bedroom Steward, to whom payment may be made.

Passengers’ Quarters. — Cabin passengers are not allowed to enter Third Class compartments, or vice versa, as complications might arise under the Quarantine Regulations.

Public Telephones with booths and operators on our New York Piers.

APPROXIMATE DISTANCES

  • Antwerp to Flushing: 40 Miles
  • Antwerp to Southampton: 261 Miles
  • Antwerp to Cherbourg: 285 Miles
  • Southampton to Cherbourg (via Nab): 89 Miles
  • Southampton to Cherbourg (via Solent): 82 ½ Miles
  • Plymouth to Cherbourg: 120 Miles
  • Scilly to Plymouth: 99 Miles
  • Lizard to Plymouth: 51 Miles
  • Cherbourg to Antwerp: 285 Miles
  • Cherbourg to Lizard: 143 Miles
  • Cherbourg to New York (Northern Track): 3,071 Miles 
  • Cherbourg to New York (Southern Track): 3,157 Miles
  • Cherbourg to New York (Extra Southern Track): 3,189 Miles
  • New York Pier to Ambrose Channel Lightship: 23 Miles
  • New York Pier to Fire Island Lightship: 53 Miles
  • New York Pier to Nantucket Lightship: 215 Miles
  • London (Gravesend) to Antwerp: 180 Miles

Source: SS Lapland Passenger List - 31 August 1928

 

Information for Passengers - 2 November 1929

SEA SICKNESS. While few persons suffer from this ailment the Red Star Line in their efforts to render every possible service, has adopted a device known as the “Ozonator” which has proven most satisfactory in relieving distressed passengers. Anyone requiring attention should see the Ship’s Surgeon who will arrange to give treatment.

Automobiles, cinema films, pianos, sewing machines, food supplies, etc., cannot be accepted as baggage, but should be sent as freight, for which rales will be quoted on application.

Postage stamps can be obtained from the Library or at the Enquiry Office, where letters, telegrams, cablegrams and Marconi messages should be handed for dispatch.

AUTOMOBILES FOR TOURING ABROAD. Special facilities for the care of automobiles are available for passengers desiring to take their cars on the same steamer or in advance. All necessary Customs Passes, Licenses, etc., can be had on application to Automobile Department, 1 Broadway, New York City or through Agents.

BARBER. The barber is authorized to make the following charges:

  • Shaving: $0.20
  • haircutting: $0.25
  • Shampooing: $0.20
  • Singeing: $0.20
  • Face Massage: $0.40
  • Scalp Massage: $0.25
  • Tonic Dressing: $0.10
  • Manicure: $0.75

The Barber is allowed the privilege of selling various souvenirs and small articles on his own account.

The “LAPLAND” carries an Orchestra of skilled musicians, which will play daily as follows:

  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Bandstand
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Main Companionway
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm in Main Companionway

HIGH SEAS MAIL. On all British steamers British Postage Stamps and rates are used when mailing letters for European points, and such letters should be posted in the ship’s letter box in the ordinary way.

The mail bag is closed a few hours previous to arrival. Full particulars can be obtained at the Enquiry Office on application.

POSTE RADIO TELEGRAMS. These messages are accepted for transmission to a selected vessel for mailing on arrival in port. This service provides a most economical channel of communication with friends and relatives on shore when full rate facilities are not desired.

LANDING HOURS. Landing hours for passengers at Plymouth and Cherbourg are at the option of the Commander, but unless circumstances make it necessary, passengers will not be obliged to land before 7:00 am or after 10:00 pm - The Commander’s decision, however, in every case will be final.

SILK AND ARTIFICIAL SILK GOODS

For the convenience of travelers passing through Great Britain to join a steamer sailing for an overseas destination:

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE BRITISH CUSTOMS FOR ALLOWING THE TRANSIT OF SILK AND/OR ARTIFICIAL SILK GOODS BROUGHT AS BONA FIDE PERSONAL EFFECTS IN BAGGAGE.

The Customs Officers at the British port must, necessarily, put certain questions to passengers arriving from abroad, at which time any silk and/or artificial silk goods should be declared.

Passengers are asked to be frank and open in their declarations, and, in these circumstances, no difficulty need be anticipated with the British Customs Officials, who will facilitate all possible the transit of passengers and their baggage.

DUTY ON CAMERAS ENTERING ENGLAND. In accordance with Customs and excise requirements, passengers arriving with cameras must deposit with the authority’s 50% of their value, which is refunded upon the passenger leaving Great Britain.

Source: SS Lapland Passenger List - 2 November 1929

 

Information for Passengers - 22 August 1930

Precious stones or other similar articles of merchandise may not be taken as baggage, but all passengers must deliver such goods to the Purser of the vessels upon which they arrive.

The Pursers are requested to deliver passengers a receipt for merchandise so delivered and place the goods in the safes aboard their vessels until a customs permit is presented to the Inspectors, ordering the goods into the U.S. appraiser’s stores for examination.

The Purser’s Office. — Letters, Cables, Telegrams and Marconigrams are received or delivered, and Postage Stamps can be purchased.  None of the ship’s staff other than those on duty in the Purser’s Office are authorized to accept Letters or Telegrams for despatch.

Charges collected on board. — Passengers are requested to ask for a Receipt on the Company's Form for any additional Passage Money, Chair or Steamer Rug Hire, charges collected for Marconigrams, Cablegrams or Telegrams or Freight paid on board.

Automobiles. — Uncrated automobiles carried as baggage must be included on the U.S. Customs Declaration which will facilitate Customs clearance.

Dogs and Cats. — Passengers are notified that dogs and cats must be handed over to the care of the live-stock attendant and are not allowed in the Staterooms or on the Passenger deck. Dogs, cats and other animals carried as baggage to be landed at New York must be included on the U.S. Customs Declaration.

Ladies’ Hairdresser-Manicurist. (Coiffeur pour Dames- Manucure). Saloon located on B deck.  The services of our experienced Hairdresser and Manicurist are at the disposal of ladies in accordance with the following tariff:

  • Hair Trimming: $0.25
  • Singeing: $0.25
  • Cutting and Singeing: $0.70
  • Part Waving: $0.75
  • Waving and Curling: $1.00
  • Shampoo (ordinary): $0.60
  • Shampoo (shingled hair): $0.35
  • Facial Massage (hand): $0.35
  • Facial Massage ( Vibro): $0.60
  • Scalp Massage: $0.35
  • Manicure: $0.75

Landing Cards. — Before leaving the vessel the holder must present his or her Landing Card to the Immigration Officer for endorsement.

Source: SS Lapland Passenger List - 22 August 1930

 

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