SS Metagama Archival Collection

SS Metagama (1915) of the Canadian Pacific Line.

SS Metagama (1915) of the Canadian Pacific Line. GGA Image ID # 1ec147bbcd

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Metagama (1915) Canadian Pacific Line

Built by Barclay, Curie & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 12,420. Dimensions: 500' x 64'. Twin-screw, 16 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and two funnels. Passengers: 520 cabin and 1,200 third class. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-St. John, New Brunswick, March 26, 1915. Fate: Scrapped in Great Britain in 1934. Sister ship: Missanabie. Note: The first so called "Cabin" class steamships built for the Canadian Pacific Line.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

Front Cover - 6 September 1921 Passenger List, SS Metagama, Canadian Pacific (CPOS)

 

1921-09-06 SS Metagama Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Metagama of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing 6 September 1921 from Liverpool for Quebec and Montreal, Commanded by Captain J. Turnbull.

 

Front Cover - 17 August 1923 Passenger List, SS Metagama, Canadian Pacific (CPOS)

 

1923-08-17 SS Metagama Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List Including Overseas Education League Members for the SS Metagama of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS). The Ship Departed Friday, 17 August 1923 from Glasgow for Quebec and Montreal via Belfast, Commanded by Captain W. Henderson.

 

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Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs

 

Canadian Pacific (CPOS) Track Chart with Extract of Log for the 17 August 1923 Voyage of the SS Metagama.

Canadian Pacific (CPOS) Track Chart with Extract of Log for the 17 August 1923 Voyage of the SS Metagama. GGA Image ID # 173ea4bb15

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal, Glasgow-Québec-Montréal, Southampton-Québec-Montréal, Antwerp-Québec-Montréal, Le Havre-Québec-Montréal, Trieste-Québec-Montréal, and Naples-Québec-Montréal, from 6 September 1921 to 3 November 1921.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal, Glasgow-Québec-Montréal, Southampton-Québec-Montréal, Antwerp-Québec-Montréal, Le Havre-Québec-Montréal, Trieste-Québec-Montréal, and Naples-Québec-Montréal, from 6 September 1921 to 3 November 1921. Ships Included the Corsican, Empress of Britain, Empress of France, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montreal, Pretorian, Scandinavian, and Tunisian. SS Metagama Passenger List, 6 September 1921. GGA Image ID # 1ec0341981

 

Sailing Schedule, Québec and Montréal to Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Hamburg, or Antwerp, from 13 July 1923 to 18 August 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Québec and Montréal to Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Hamburg, or Antwerp, from 13 July 1923 to 18 August 1923. Ships Included the Empress of Britain, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Marburn, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montlaurier, and Montrose. SS Montcalm Passenger List, 13 July 1923. GGA Image ID # 1ec219e521

 

Sailing Schedule, Québec-Montréal-Liverpool, Québec-Montréal-Glasgow, Québec-Montréal-Soutampton, Québec-Montréal-Hamburg, and Québec-Montréal-Antwerp, from 17 August 1923 to 14 September 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Québec-Montréal-Liverpool, Québec-Montréal-Glasgow, Québec-Montréal-Soutampton, Québec-Montréal-Hamburg, and Québec-Montréal-Antwerp, from 17 August 1923 to 14 September 1923. Ships Included the Empress of Scotland, Marburn, Melita, Metagama, Montclare, Montlaurier, and Montrose. SS Metagama Passenger List, 17 August 1923. GGA Image ID # 1ec102aab1

 

Sailing Schedule, Québec-Montréal-Liverpool, Québec-Montréal-Belfast-Glasgow, Québec-Montréal-Cherbourg-Southampton, Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Hamburg, and Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 23 May 1924 to 18 July 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Québec-Montréal-Liverpool, Québec-Montréal-Belfast-Glasgow, Québec-Montréal-Cherbourg-Southampton, Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Hamburg, and Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 23 May 1924 to 18 July 1924. Ships Included the Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Marburn, Marloch, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montlaurier, Montreal, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Marloch Passenger List, 23 May 1924. GGA Image ID # 1ec01ccd76. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Canadian Pacific Sailing Schedule to Canada, 1924. From 14 August 1924 to 26 September 1924.

Canadian Pacific Sailing Schedule to Canada, 1924. From 14 August 1924 to 26 September 1924. Ships Included the Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Marburn, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montlaurier, Montreal, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Empress of Scotland Passenger List, 14 August 1924. GGA Image ID # 1f24576bde

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton, Cherbourg, Liverpool, Hamburg, Antwerp, Glasgow, Belfast, and Cobh to Québec and Montréal, from 18 August 1928 to 23 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton, Cherbourg, Liverpool, Hamburg, Antwerp, Glasgow, Belfast, and Cobh to Québec and Montréal, from 18 August 1928 to 23 November 1928. Ships Included the Duchess of Atholl, Duchess of Bedford, Empress of Australia, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montnairn, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb3a5e27f

 

Sailing Schedule, Montréal and Québec to Cherbourg, Southampton, Hamburg, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Antwerp, from 18 August 1928 to 9 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Montréal and Québec to Cherbourg, Southampton, Hamburg, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Antwerp, from 18 August 1928 to 9 November 1928. Ships Included the Duchess of Atholl, Duchess of Bedford, Empress of Australia, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montnairn, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb3cead39

 

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Books

 

Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914, Volume 1.

 

Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914 Volume 1

An authentic replication to the smallest detail of the best of The Shipbuilder magazine, 1906-1914, including articles on the Titanic, Olympic, Lusitania, Mauretania, and more. This encyclopedic collection contains original text, photographs, and advertisements, as well as 22 fold-out blueprint plans, five color plates, a two-color Titanic cutaway folding advertisement and even two facsimile subscription forms.

 

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Back Cover Images

 

Front and Back Covers for the 6 September 1921 Cabin Passenger List of the SS Metagama.

Front and Back Covers for the 6 September 1921 Cabin Passenger List of the SS Metagama. GGA Image ID # 15887c5744

 

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Excerpts from Information for Passengers

 

Railway Ticket Office.

A Railway Ticket Office is located on board this steamer. The Ticket Agent in charge will be pleased to give Passengers every assistance in connection with their railway journey.

It would be much appreciated if Passengers would visit the Ticket Office for the purpose of facilitating landing arrangements by having the following matters attended to before arrival at the Canadian port of landing :—

  1. Rail tickets are not good on trains unless stamped. This can be done at the Ticket
    Agent's Office
  2. Orders calling for inland transportation can be exchanged at the Ticket Office for railway ticket good on train
  3. Inland rail tickets to all destinations in Canada and the United States may be purchased at the Ticket Office
  4. Reservation of sleeping car accommodation can be made in advance by the Ticket Agent

 

Seats at Table—Arranged by Second Steward.

WHEN

First Sitting, Second Sitting, One Sitting ONLY

  • Breakfast 8:00 am 9.00 am 8:30 am
  • Luncheon 12.30 PM 1.30 PM 1.30 pm
  • Dinner 6:00 pm 7.00 PM 7:00 pm

After 10:00 am Breakfast is not served in the Saloon.

Children served with meals at only the first sitting.

Afternoon Tea is served at 4 o'clock. Tea served to children in the Dining Saloon only.

Lights extinguished in Saloon 11:00 pm, Café and Music Room 11:30 pm, Smoking Room 12:00 pm.

Bar closes 11:30 pm.

Public Rooms—Children are not admitted into the Drawing Room, Smoking Room or Card Room, after 8:00 pm

Deck Chairs for hire 3/-. Steamer Rugs rented at 3/-. Divine Service in Saloon 10:30 am Sunday.

Money Exchange—Purser exchanges a limited amount of English, Canadian, and American money.

Berthing of Passengers—No alteration can be made except officially through the Purser.

The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for attending Passengers at their request for illness not originating on board. In case of sickness contracted on board no charge is made and medicine is provided free.

Valuables—A safe is provided in the office of the Purser, in which Passengers may deposit money and valuables for safe keeping during the voyage, free of charge. Envelopes will be provided to be sealed and signed by the Passenger.

As no charge is made for this service the Company can accept no responsibility for loss or damage, however arising. Wireless Telegrams—Information obtainable from Purser.

Passengers' Letters and Telegrams—Inquire for mail on arrival.

Bookstall—Books, Magazines, Candies, Toys, Novelties, etc., can,i be purchased from the Bookstall.

Passengers are requested to furnish their name and address to the Purser in order to facilitate delivery of letters and telegrams which reach. the Company after debarkation.

Passengers traveling to or through the United States must have Visa of American Consul on passports. They should report to Purser as early as possible.

Railway Ticket Office, C Deck—To facilitate landing arrangements all Passengers should call at the Company's Railway. Ticket Office on board, for Railway and Sleeping Car Reservations.

The Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company have a representative on Canadian Pacific ships on arrival to handle Passengers' telegrams,

Posting Letters at Sea—The Canadian Government notify that the Postal Administration of the United Kingdom and Canada have entered' into an agreement whereby either British or Canadian postage stamps may be used for prepayment of correspondence posted on the high seas on board contract mail steamers between Canada and the United Kingdom, whether such correspondence be posted on the Eastbound or Westbound passage of the mail steamers.

Customs and Baggage

Canadian Pacific baggage officials and Canadian Government Customs officials meet steamers on arrival, and arrange examination and checking of baggage through to the rail destination.

On arrival in port, immediately after Government inspection, and tickets to inland destinations have been obtained, Passengers should attend to the Customs examination of their baggage and arrange with the Railway Agent for its forwarding; the Railway Agent will issue a check for each piece of ' baggage to be forwarded. Unless baggage be checked out by Passengers it will be held at their risk until claimed.

U.S. Customs Officers are at Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Ont., Winnipeg, Man., Banff and Vancouver, B.C., Stations to examine baggage destined for U.S. Passengers traveling to the U.S. via these points are recommended to have baggage inspected there and avoid examination at International Boundary. Baggage to U.S. not examined at above places must be inspected at International Boundary, otherwise it will be held by Customs.

Passengers should attend personally to Customs Examination of baggage.

Special Delivery of Baggage

Passengers for Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, or Victoria, and the larger cities in the Eastern United States, may have baggage checked by any agent of this Company through to any residence, hotel, steamship dock, or railway depot, in such cities. This is a convenience. The transfer charge is collected by, the Baggage Agent at time of checking.

Checking of Baggage

must have Passengers personal attention. It will not go beyond the dock until it has been checked or registered By Passengers.

The railway baggage agents will give numbered Checks to destination of Baggage.

Baggage left unchecked on the dock will be at passenger's risk.

Notice

The Services of our Colonization Agent, who will board this steamer at Father Point, about 12 hours before arrival at Quebec, is at the dispozal of Passengers. Consult him for information as to farm lands or opportunities in Canada.

Source: SS Metagama Passenger List - 6 September 1921

 

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Advertisements

 

Canadian Pacific to the Orient -- Quickest Time Across the Pacific.

Canadian Pacific to the Orient -- Quickest Time Across the Pacific. Photo Insert: Empress of Russia and Empress of Asia. Includes Calendar for 1921-22. SS Metagama Passenger List, 6 September 1921. GGA Image ID # 1ec03ec03c

 

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Photographs

 

Cabin Class Lounge on the SS Metagama, Upper Promenade Deck B Looking Aft.

Cabin Class Lounge on the SS Metagama, Upper Promenade Deck B Looking Aft. Grand Piano in Foreground and Stairs Leading Down to Lower Promenade Deck in Background. Designed by George Arbraham Crawley and Constructed by Wylie & Lockhead, Ltd., Glasgow. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. GGA Image ID # 1ec14e5ddb

 

Cabin Class Smoking Room on the SS Metagama, Located on the Upper Promenade B Deck.

Cabin Class Smoking Room on the SS Metagama, Located on the Upper Promenade B Deck. View of Central Area Looking Towards Fireplace at Forward End. Designed by George Abraham Crawley. National Maritime Museum. GGA Image ID # 1ec1779300

 

Cabin Class Drawing Room on the SS Metagama, Upper Promenade on B Deck.

Cabin Class Drawing Room on the SS Metagama, Upper Promenade on B Deck. View from Starboard Side Looking Forward Towards Fireplace and Arch Through to Writing Recess. Designed by George Abraham Crawley, Constructed by Wylie & Lochhead Ltd., Glasgow. Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, 22 April 1915. National Maritime Museum. GGA Image ID # 1ec1a178fa

 

Cabin Class Card Room on the SS Metagama, Located on the Starboard Side of the Upper Promenade B Deck.

Cabin Class Card Room on the SS Metagama, Located on the Starboard Side of the Upper Promenade B Deck. View Looking Forward. Playing Card Symbols Appear in the Lino Tile Design. Designed by George Abraham Crawley. Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, 22 April 1915. National Maritime Museum. GGA Image ID # 1ec20013fa

 

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