RMS Scythia Passenger List - 19 October 1929

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Scythia Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 19 October 1929.

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List from the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 19 October 1929 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh) and Galway, Commanded by Captain R. B. Irving, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R. GGA Image ID # 1306ac4c9c


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Captain: R. B. IRVING, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: R. Campbell
  • Chief Officer: C. O. Illingworth, R.D., R.N.R.
  • Surgeon: J. O’Hea
  • Purser: W. J. R. Jordan
  • Assistant Purser: W. J. Jolliffe
  • Chief Steward: T. Brennan
  • Tourist Third Cabin Purser: J. MacDermott
  • Tourist Third Cabin Stewart: J. Thompson


Tourist Third Cabin Passengers

  1. Mrs. E. Allen
  2. Mr. H. Ashton
  3. Mrs. Ashton
  4. Miss L. H. Ashton
  5. Master R. H. Ashton
  6. Mr. M. J. Banks
  7. Miss D. Barry
  8. Mr. J. G. Bishof
  9. Mrs. Bishof
  10. Miss A. M. Boland
  11. Miss E. T. Boland
  12. Miss L. E. Boswell
  13. Mrs. N. Boyd
  14. Miss M. H. Brennan
  15. Miss C. M. Brennan
  16. Miss E. Brook
  17. Mr. S. Brown
  18. Mrs. Brown
  19. Master S. Brown
  20. Mr. T. R. Brown
  21. Mrs. Brown
  22. Mr. W. J. Brown
  23. Mrs. E. Burbridge
  24. Miss E. J. Burbridge
  25. Miss S. J. Burdett
  26. Mrs. M. Burford
  27. Mr. W. J. Burke
  28. Mrs. H. F. Burke
  29. Mr. M. Burke
  30. Miss M. Burke
  31. Mrs. J. Byrne
  32. Mrs. K. Cable
  33. Master E. Cable
  34. Mr. T. H. Caddy
  35. Mrs. T. H. Caddy
  36. Miss Caddy
  37. Miss R. Callan
  38. Miss R. Callan
  39. Miss A. Caplan
  40. Mr. T. Carr
  41. Mr. A. Carr
  42. Master T. C. Carr
  43. Mrs. M. R. Carr
  44. Miss E. E. Carr
  45. Mrs. L. Carter
  46. Mrs. L. Cartwright
  47. Mr. W. Cashman
  48. Miss A. Cavanagh
  49. Miss B. Clark
  50. Mr. L. Clegg
  51. Mrs. E. Clough
  52. Miss J. E. Clough
  53. Mrs. M. E. Clowney
  54. Miss P. Cotter
  55. Miss A. M. Crossley
  56. Mr. H. P. Curran
  57. Mrs. M. A. Cuttler
  58. Mrs. N. A. R. Dagg
  59. Miss J. Dagg
  60. Mr. M. D’Arcy
  61. Miss M. Dee
  62. Miss M. Delarne
  63. Mr. J. Delarne
  64. Mr. W. J. Dempsey
  65. Miss E. Denison
  66. Mrs. E. Devine
  67. Master E. Devine
  68. Miss M. Dirrane
  69. Mr. J. Donnelly
  70. Mrs. M. Douglas
  71. Miss A. Dowdell
  72. Miss A. Dowling
  73. Miss M. Dowling
  74. Miss M. Dragg
  75. Miss H. Duffy
  76. Mr. P. F. Duhig
  77. Miss W. Durkin
  78. Miss I. Dyson
  79. Mr. R. M. Eastman
  80. Miss S. Egan
  81. Miss K. Egan
  82. Mr. A. Emmett
  83. Mrs. M. Evans
  84. Miss M. M. Evans
  85. Mrs. E. Evans
  86. Mr. C. E. Farrer
  87. Mrs. Farrer
  88. Miss M. Fearn
  89. Mrs. J. Fickling
  90. Mrs. M. Finn
  91. Miss Fisher
  92. Mrs. N. Flynn
  93. Miss D. Foley
  94. Miss M. Fone
  95. Mrs. A. Ford
  96. Mr. H. Fountain
  97. Mr. F. Fox
  98. Miss E. Puncheon
  99. Mr. A. S. Garcia
  100. Mr. J. Garside
  101. Mr. P. Gibbons
  102. Mrs. T. Gilligan
  103. Mrs. M. J. Ginty
  104. Miss C. Gorman
  105. Rev. S. D. Gray
  106. Mrs. Gray
  107. Mrs. M. Hallisey
  108. Miss B. Hallisey
  109. Master J. Hallisey
  110. Miss A. Hallows
  111. Mr. J. Hannon
  112. Miss M. Hannon
  113. Mrs. M. B. Hassett
  114. Miss M. Hassett
  115. Master M. C. Hassett
  116. Miss A. S. Hellesen
  117. Miss E. I. Henderson
  118. Miss M. J. Hilliard
  119. Mrs. M. Hirst
  120. Miss M. Hirst
  121. Mr. J. W. Holden
  122. Mr. P. Holmes
  123. Mrs. M. E. Horner
  124. Mr. W. K. Houghton
  125. Miss M. T. Houghton
  126. Miss M. Hughes
  127. Miss A. M. Hurley
  128. Mrs. S. James
  129. Mr. W. Jepson
  130. Mrs. Jepson
  131. Mrs. N. Jones
  132. Mrs. M. G. Jones
  133. Master H. E. Jones
  134. Miss M. Keane
  135. Mr. T. A. Keaveney
  136. Mr. M. Kelly
  137. Miss M. Kelly
  138. Miss M. Kelly
  139. Miss A. Keneally
  140. Mrs. D. Kilgallon
  141. Miss P. Kilgallon
  142. Miss M. Killian
  143. Mrs. L. Kirkpatrick
  144. Miss F. Lewis
  145. Mr. T. Little
  146. Mr. O. Long
  147. Mrs. E. Lovatt
  148. Miss J. Lovett
  149. Mr. M. Luby
  150. Mr. R. Lusk
  151. Mr. M. McDonagh
  152. Mrs. C. McDonagh
  153. Miss M. E. McGouran
  154. Mr. T. McGrath
  155. Mr. J. McGrath
  156. Mr. E. P. McGuire
  157. Miss K. McGuirk
  158. Mr. G. R. McLaughlin
  159. Mr. T. J. McLaughlin
  160. Mrs. S. McLaughlin
  161. Mr. A. McLeod
  162. Mrs. McLeod
  163. Mrs. A. McLoughlin
  164. Miss M. McLoughlin
  165. Miss M. McNeill
  166. Miss M. McWalters
  167. Mr. T. McWilliams
  168. Mrs. A. Macuen
  169. Miss J. Mahoney
  170. Miss H. Mahoney
  171. Mrs. M. Malley
  172. Mr. T. Mansfield
  173. Mrs. Mansfield
  174. Mr. J. Markland
  175. Mrs. M. Markland
  176. Miss E. Markland
  177. Master J. E. Markland
  178. Mr. G. H. Martin
  179. Miss C. Martin
  180. Mr. L. H. Masser
  181. Mrs. Masser
  182. Miss C. Meenehan
  183. Mr. J. Middleton
  184. Mr. H. Middleton
  185. Miss D. Mitchell
  186. Mrs. H. Monks
  187. Miss H. Monks
  188. Mr. E. F. Morgan
  189. Mr. J. Mulhare
  190. Mrs. Mulhare
  191. Miss L. Mulhern
  192. Mr. J. Murdoch
  193. Miss N. Murdoch
  194. Mrs. A. Murdoch
  195. Mr. F. J. Murray
  196. Mr. J. N. Nally
  197. Mr. J. H. Neary
  198. Mr. T. H. Normington
  199. Mr. W. Norton
  200. Mrs. Norton
  201. Mr. J. Nunes
  202. Mr. H. O’Donnell
  203. Mrs. O’Donnell
  204. Mr. T. O’Donnell
  205. Miss M. O'Donnell
  206. Mr. G. Oliver
  207. Mrs. E. Owens
  208. Miss B. Owens
  209. Miss M. A. Parker
  210. Mrs. K. Patch
  211. Miss E. K. Patterson
  212. Mrs. E. A. Pickles
  213. Miss A. F. Powell
  214. Mr. J. E. Prescott
  215. Mrs. Prescott
  216. Miss G. Prescott
  217. Mr. F. Quigley
  218. Miss D. Rafuse
  219. Mrs. M. Reddy
  220. Mr. W. Rhodes
  221. Miss D. Richardson
  222. Mr. E. E. Ricketts
  223. Mrs. D. Ricketts
  224. Mrs. A. Rokowski
  225. Master J. Rokowski
  226. Miss M. Ronayne
  227. Mr. J. A. Roscoe
  228. Mrs. Roscoe
  229. Mrs. E. Rutter
  230. Miss M. Rutter
  231. Mr. D. Salimbeni
  232. Mrs. M. Scales
  233. Mrs. K. Scally
  234. Miss B. Shanahan
  235. Mr. R. Simon
  236. Mrs. W. H. Simpson
  237. Miss D. Simpson
  238. Master D. Simpson
  239. Miss D. A. Slattery
  240. Miss H. Sloan
  241. Mr. J. Small
  242. Mr. C. Smith
  243. Mr. W. Snyder
  244. Miss M. Spellman
  245. Mrs. C. Stafford
  246. Miss H. Strube
  247. Miss M. Sullivan
  248. Mr. W. J. Thomas
  249. Mrs. G. Thomas
  250. Miss G. Thomas
  251. Mr. A. Thompson
  252. Mrs. Thompson
  253. Mr. R. G. Tufts
  254. Miss G. Uldhall.
  255. Mrs. M. Wallace
  256. Miss M. Wallace
  257. Master W. Wallace
  258. Mr. W. Walmsley
  259. Miss A. Walsh
  260. Miss M. Walsh
  261. Mr. W. A. Whalena
  262. Mrs. Whalena
  263. Miss G. Whitehouse
  264. Mrs. E. Whiteley
  265. Mr. A. J. Williams
  266. Mr. J. Wilson
  267. Mrs. Wilson
  268. Mrs. M. Wilson
  269. Mrs. R. Woolf
  270. Mrs. S. A. Wright
  271. Master G. W. Wright


Information for Passengers

MEALS will be served at the following times in the Tourist Third Cabin Dining Saloon:

When1 sitting

  • Breakfast: 8 a.m.
  • Luncheon: 1 p.m.
  • Dinner: 7 p.n.

When 2 sittings

  • Breakfast: 7-30 a.m. and 8-30 a.m.
  • Luncheon: 12-30 p.m. and 1-30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6-30 p.m. and 7-30 p.m.

SEATS AT TABLE.—Application should be made to the Tourist Third Cabin Steward, on day of sailing.

DIVINE SERVICE on Sunday at 10-30 a.m.

BARS in Tourist Third Cabin will not be open later than 11-30 p.m., but it is within the discretion of the Commander to close them during the voyage at any time should he consider this course desirable.

DECK CHAIRS for use on Tourist Third Cabin Decks may be hired at the following charges :—


  • Standard wooden deck chairs 4/2 or $1.
  • Canvas chairs and stools 2/6 or 60 cents.


  • Standard chairs 3/- or 75 cents.
  • Canvas chairs and stools 2/6 or 60 cents.

Application for these should be made to the Tourist Third Cabin Deck Steward.

RUGS are also available for hire at a cost of 2/6 (60 cents). Each Rug is contained in a sealed cardboard box, and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

THE SURGEON is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Commander, to First Class, Cabin, Second Class and Tourist Third Cabin passengers.

LIBRARIES.—An excellent selection of Novels by well- known authors, in addition to a set of travel books, are available for the use of Tourist Third Cabin passengers.

BERTH LADDERS are supplied for the use of Tourist Third Cabin passengers.

PORT HOLES.—Passengers should request their Bedroom Stewards to open and close the port holes in the Staterooms, as required.

It is dangerous for passengers to handle these themselves.

VALUABLES.—The Company is not responsible for theft if valuables or money are kept in the Staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and a receipt will be given on the Company’s form. As no charge is made for carriage the Company cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, however arising. Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.

PAYMENTS.—Passengers should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company’s form for any additional Passage Money. Rugs. Chairs, Excess Baggage, Freight. Wireless Messages, etc., paid on board.


LANDING CARDS.—Tourist Third Cabin passengers will be handed Landing Cards by the Purser of the steamer prior to disembarkation at New York.

Before leaving the vessel, passengers are called upon to present these Landing Cards to the United States Immigrant Inspector for endorsement.

RETURN ACCOMMODATION.—For the convenience of those passengers who will be returning from the United States and Canada to Europe and who have not made the necessary arrangements, the Purser will be pleased to radio New York or Montreal Office for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will consequently save them time and trouble in the United States and Canada.

INTERCHANGEABILITY OF RETURN TICKETS.—Furness Line return passenger tickets are interchangeable on Cunard Line steamers, and similarly Cunard Line return passenger tickets with Furness Line, any difference in rates being adjusted with the Carrying Line.

BAGGAGE. — Westbound passengers proceeding from Loudon to Southampton by special trains will pay to The Southern Railway at Waterloo Station, London, any ocean excess baggage charges due.

All enquiries regarding baggage on board ship should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Pier, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers on the Railway.

Baggage wanted on the voyage must be limited in size to 14 inches in height, 2 feet in width, and 3 feet 8 inches in length.

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

Baggage Allowance on Atlantic Steamers is on the following scale for Tourist Third Cabin passengers: Free, 15 cubic feet. Excess charge, 2/6 per cubic foot.

INSURANCE OF BAGGAGE. - The Company, while taking every possible care and precaution, strongly recommend passengers to insure their baggage, as in the event of loss or damage the Cunard Company cannot accept any liability beyond the amount specified on steamer tickets.

The Company offers facilities for the insurance of baggage prior to embarkation against loss by sea or land, risk of fire, breakage, theft or pilferage.

BONDING BAGGAGE.—Baggage can be checked In Bond at Landing Port to the principal points in U.S.A. and Canada.

Baggage is subject to Customs inspection at port of landing, and packages should be such that they can be quickly opened.

Careful attention to instructions will facilitate handling of baggage on steamer’s arrival, and thus prevent delay to passenger.

ARRIVALS AT NEW YORK. — Passengers are landed at the Company’s Piers, 53 to 56, North River, foot of West 14th Street, where railway tickets can be purchased, and baggage checked to any part of the United States and Canada. After landing, passengers should enquire at the Mail desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

When any of the Company's steamers arrive at the Pier after 8 p.m., passengers have the option of remaining on board overnight and landing after breakfast the following morning.

ARRIVALS AT Québec and Montréal.—Examination of Tourist Third Cabin passengers takes place at Quebec or on board the steamer.

On arrival at Montreal the Customs are in attendance at the Dock, together with Representatives of the Railway Companies, and passengers destined to interior points holding rail orders, exchange such orders for actual Rail tickets, pass the Customs and check their baggage through to destination.

Passengers booked to inland points are transferred in the Transfer Company’s vehicles from the Dock to the Railway Stations.

In the event of the steamer docking at Montreal too late in the evening for passengers to make connections with the night trains, they may remain on board overnight and disembark at 7-00 a.m. next morning.

AIR SERVICE FROM NEW YORK.—Passengers landing at New York and wishing to reach their destinations as quickly as possible can make use of the Airplane Service operated by the Curtiss Flying Service Inc., Operating Company for the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company Inc., Garden City, New York.

Passengers can be picked up at the dock either by car or by amphibian, taken to the nearest flying field, and from there by air to their destination.

Radiotelegrams reserving machines from the Curtiss Company will be accepted at the Wireless Office without prepayment of charges.

Further particulars including rates can be obtained from the Purser.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES.—Telephone service with booths and operator in attendance will be found near the Customs Lines on the New York Wharf and on the Company's Wharfs at Québec and Montréal.

TAXICABS can be hired at the New York Piers. It is suggested to passengers for their own protection that taxicabs of the Yellow Taxi Corporation, which come within our pier gates, afford comfort and protection as regards baggage, etc., and reasonable rates.

RAIL ROUTING OF PASSENGERS.—For the convenience of all passengers disembarking at our piers in New York, who are destined to interior points, the Railroad Lines out of New York as well as Steamship Lines for Boston, have representatives on the wharf to meet passengers and arrange to issue railroad tickets to all points in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as tickets for Boston, via steamer.

These representatives will also arrange to check baggage from our piers through to destination, relieving passengers of the annoyance of having to purchase their tickets at the depot or re-check their baggage. Baggage transfer charges from our piers to rail dépôts or steamship dock must be paid by passengers.

TOURIST DEPARTMENT.—A Department is maintained at each of the Cunard Company's American and Canadian Offices, where accurate information and helpful assistance relative to travel in the United States, Canada and throughout the world is at the disposal of patrons.

CANADIAN POSTAL RATES.—Letters for delivery to all points in Canada, United States, Mexico, Great Britain and British Guiana, two cents for the first ounce and two cents for each additional ounce ; to all other places in the British Empire, three cents for the first ounce and three cents for each additional ounce. All places not mentioned above, eight cents for the first ounce and four cents for each additional ounce.

Postal Cards to points in Canada, Great Britain and all other places within the Empire, United States and Mexico, two cents each (War Tax included) ; rates to other countries four cents each.

Canadian Newspapers to points in Canada, Great Britain and certain places within the Empire. United States and Mexico, one cent for four ounces.

Printed Matter to points in Canada. United States and Mexico, one cent for two ounces ; rates to other countries, two cents for two ounces.

Literature for the Blind to points in Canada, United States. Mexico and Newfoundland, Free ; rates to all other countries one cent per lb.

Commercial Papers to all countries other than Canada, ten cents for the first ten ounces, two cents for every additional two ounces.

Samples to points in Canada, United States and Mexico, one cent per two ounces ; rates to all other countries, four cents for the first four ounces, two cents every additional two ounces.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Registered Articles to points in Canada and all other countries, ten cents if requested at the time of posting the article, 20 cents if requested after posting the article.

Special Delivery Letters.—Letters addressed for city delivery in Canada or United States can be put off at Father Point and promptly sent onward as Special Delivery Letters, if prepaid with a Canadian 20c. special delivery stamp, plus ordinary postage.

Special delivery stamps or their equivalent in ordinary postage (the former preferred) can be obtained on board this ship, or from the British Mail Officer, who will board the steamer off Father Point.

RECOVERY OF U.S. HEAD TAX - This Tax can be recovered by passengers, if same has been paid, provided they inform the U.S. Immigration Inspector on arrival at New York of their intention to leave the United States within sixty days (the time prescribed by U.S. law), and obtain from him Refund of Head Tax Certificate (Form 514) without which form no refund of Head Tax will be considered by the U.S. Authorities.

It is necessary for Refund of Head Tax Certificate (Form 514) to be handed to the transportation company when completed, in time to allow same to be placed before the Immigration Authorities in Washington within 120 days of passenger s arrival in the United States.

Unless this regulation is complied with, the Tax cannot be recovered.

Note.—Will passengers who have not paid the Head Tax in consequence of their being in transit to Canada kindly complete Form 514, which they will receive from the Immigration Officials at New York, and forward same to the Cunard Line, 25, Broadway, New York, as soon as possible after departure from the United States, or hand to the Purser of the steamer in which they return to Europe.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS.—U.S.A - The following paragraphs from the new United States Tariff Law enumerate the articles which passengers can take into the United States FREE of duty:

  • Paragraph 504.—Books, libraries, usual and reasonable furniture, and similar household effects of persons or families from foreign countries, all the foregoing if actually used abroad by them not less than one year, and not intended for any other person or persons, nor for sale.
  • Paragraph 709.—Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects of persons arriving in the United States ; but this exemption shall only include such articles as actually accompany and are in the use of and as are necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons, for the immediate purposes of the journey and present comfort and convenience, and shall not be held to apply to merchandise or articles intended for other persons or for sale : Provided—That in case of residents of the United States returning from abroad, all wearing apparel and other personal effects taken by them out of the United States to foreign’ countries shall be admitted free of duty without regard to their value, upon their identity being established, under appropriate rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, BUT NO MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN VALUE OF ARTICLES PURCHASED ABROAD BY SUCH RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE ADMITTED FREE OF DUTY UPON THEIR RETURN.


CANADIAN CUSTOMS’ REQUIREMENTS—The attention of passengers bound for Canada is drawn to the following notice relating to the Canadian Customs’ Requirements at Canadian ports.

RESIDENTS OF CANADA—Are required to declare to the Customs Officer at Port of Landing in Canada, all articles purchased or obtained abroad whether as gifts or otherwise. Failure to declare goods leaves same liable to seizure.

All goods, whether liable to duty or not, are required to be presented for Customs examination, and passengers are warned when in doubt as to whether or not an article is liable to duty, it should be produced for examination by the Customs Officer.

TOURISTS’ OUTFITS. Temporary Admission — Persons visiting Canada for a limited period of time, for health or pleasure, may bring with them such articles of tourists' outfits or sportsmen’s equipment as they may require while in Canada for their own use and not for gain or hire, upon reporting same to the Customs Officer at the Canadian frontier port of entry, subject to departmental regulations.”

The Customs Officer may require all packages of baggage to be opened for his examination ; and responsibility for opening, unpacking and repacking the packages rests with the passenger or his agent.

BRIBERY.— Any person giving, offering or promising any bribe, recompense, reward or tip to an Officer is liable to severe penalties.

THROUGH BAGGAGE.—Passengers en route to destinations outside of Canada may have their checked baggage forwarded " In Bond " to a frontier port under Customs Manifest without examination of same by a Customs Officer.

SAMPLES.—(Such as carried by commercial travelers, are required to be delivered to the Customs Officer for entry purpose, and invoice or statement in detail showing the price- wholesale, of each sample as sold for home consumption, such invoice or statement should be attested to by the traveler.)

SETTLERS’ EFFECTS. — (Free, if actually in use for six months before removal to Canada, but are required to be produced upon lauding to Customs Officer for examination and entry.)

PULLMAN SLEEPING AND PARLOUR CAR RESERVA- TIONS FOR PASSENGERS ON AMERICAN RAILROADS.— All Cunard steamers now carry a code book issued by the Radiomarine Corporation of America, which enables passengers desiring to make Pullman Car reservations by radio to send these messages in code direct to the Railroad Terminals at New York and Boston.

Passengers desiring to avail themselves of this service should apply at the Purser’s Office. It must be understood, however, that the Company does not accept any responsibility in connection with the reservations, the code book being merely for passengers' convenience.

Passengers must bear the cost of the messages.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS.— Passengers are informed that Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on Atlantic Steamers, and are warned to taie precautions accordingly.


This vessel is equipped with special up-to-date Wireless Apparatus which enables passengers to keep in constant touch with their friends or business houses throughout the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.


VIA BRITISH COAST STATIONS.—For places in the United Kingdom the inclusive rate is 11d. per word : for other countries the rate is 10d. per word, plus landline and cable charges. Every word in the address, text and signature is counted : all charges must be prepaid.

VIA UNITED STATES COAST STATIONS.—The wireless rate via New York City, New London. Conn., Tuckerton. N.J., East Moriches, L.I., Chatham, and Boston, Mass., is 9d. per word : every word in the address, text and signature is counted ; landline charges additional : all charges must be prepaid.

VIA CANADIAN COAST STATIONS —The wireless rate via Cape Race and Sable Island is 1s. 0 ½ d., and Louisburg 9d. per word, via Montreal. Quebec, Gross Isle, Clarke City, P.Q., St. John, N.B., Grindstone Island. N. Sydney, N.S., Chebucto Head. N.S., Yarmouth, N.S., Belle Isle, Pt. Amour, Father Point, and Fame Point, is calculated at 7d. per word : every word in address, text and signature is counted : landline charges additional: all charges must be prepaid.

VIA FRENCH COAST STATIONS.—The wireless rate is 8d. per word; every word in address, text and signature is counted ; landline charges additional ; all charges must be prepaid.

SHIP TO SHIP.—The general rate on ship to ship messages is 8d. per word, but Dutch, Belgian and certain other vessels apply a ship tax with a minimum of ten words. The charges on messages to these vessels will be calculated as follows: English ship tax. 4d. per word, without minimum ; Dutch or Belgian, etc., ship tax, 4d. per word, with a minimum of 3s. 4d- Thus for a message of ten words or more the charge is 8d. per word.


Wireless Letters are sent by Radio to Cunard and certain other ships passing in an opposite direction for forwarding to their destinations by either ordinary mail, air mail, express delivery, or as Night Letter Telegrams, or. arrival at their first port of call.

A special reduced radio charge of 4s. 2d. ($1.00) is made for twenty words ; for each word in excess of this number id. will be charged. Forwarding charges additional.

The text of Wireless Letters must be written in plain language, and letters for mailing by registered post at ports in the United States must shew in the address the Christian name of the addressee, or the title “Mr., Mrs., or Miss.”

Particulars regarding Wireless Communications established or expected will be found posted on the Wireless Notice Board.

Time is saved and greater accuracy is secured by passengers handln in their messages direct to the Wireless or Purser’s Office, where full information regarding rates, etc., may be obtained.

Passengers are requested to see that they obtain a signed receipt showing amount paid for each message handed in for transmission.


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