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Shipboard Affairs on the Ocean Liners

Young Couple Discuss Their Options on Deck.

Shipboard Affairs can be any number of things, from the ship's crew's daily affairs in making the ship a perfect floating hotel for their guests to romantic affairs and other affairs of the heart. Young in age or young at heart, there was always something special about a transatlantic voyage.

Marriage at Sea

Marriage at Sea

This Novelette entitled "Marriage at Sea" by W. Clark Russell was published in the Lippincott Monthly in 1890. While the characters were entirely of Russell's imagination, we suspect that there is some basis in fact. Comprised of ten chapters, the titles derived from the content, plus an epilogue, this 109-page love story will take most readers 90 minutes or so to read. If marriage at sea sounds like a romantic setting, you will likely find this story an enjoyable read -- even with the "Old English" prose.

In the Children's Dining Room on Board a Steamship. Harper's Bazar, January 1914.

Children on Shipboard - 1914

It used to be thought that an ocean-going ship was a bad place for children, and parents made their voyages without the little ones when it was possible. But in these days, everything is done for the comfort and entertainment of the children and even a long sea voyage may be of great educational value.

A Wedding on Shipboard - 1923

A schoolday romance reached a happy culmination on Saturday evening, 11 November 1922, on the good ship "Ecuador," when Godfrey John Huber, a prominent member of the American colony at San Salvador, was married to Miss Helen Dickerson Hitch. The wedding was solemnized on the high seas between San Jose, Guatemala, and La Libertad.


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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.