Fabre Line Archival Collection

(Compagnie Française de Navigation à Vapeur Cyprien Fabre)

The First Cabin Service maintained by the Fabre Line between New York and Providence and the Azores and Lisbon, and the Mediterranean ports, Algiers, Naples, Villefranche (port of Nice, Riviera) and Marseilles is, without doubt, the most unique and attractive afforded by any regular Mediterranean Line.

The steamships that comprise the present express passenger fleet have all been constructed since 1902 with particular regard to the requirements of Mediterranean travel are all staunch, trim and fast, and equipped with all modern safeguards.

Fabre Line Ephemera

1913-06-17 Passenger List for the TSS Sant Anna

1913-06-17 TSS Sant Anna Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 17 June 1913
  • Route: New York to the Mediterranean via Naples and Marseilles
  • Commander: Captain François Pavy


1914-04-16 Passenger List for the TSS Canada

1914-04-16 TSS Canada Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 16 April 1914
  • Route: Special Winter Voyage from New York to the Mediterranean calling at Algiers, Naples, Villefranche and Marseilles
  • Commander: Captain Victor Bouleuc


Front Cover, Passenger List SS Patria 1928

1928-02-11 SS Patria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 February 1928
  • Route: Marseilles to New York via Naples and Palermo
  • Commander: Captain Juste Tempesti


1929-07-02 SS Providence

1929-07-02 SS Providence Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 2 July 1929
  • Route: New York to Marseilles via Boston, Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Naples, Palermo, Piraeus, Beirut, and Malta
  • Commander: Captain Laurent Vidal


Front Cover, Fabre Line SS Alesia Cabin Class Passenger List - 19 June 1930.

1930-06-19 SS Alesia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Fabre Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 June 1930
  • Route: New York and Providence, RI to Ponta Delgada (Azores), Madeira, Piraeus (Athens), Salonica (Thessaloniki), Constantinople (Istanbul), Constanza (Romania?), Jaffa (Haifa), Beirut, and Marseilles
  • Commander: Captain Edmond MacQuin


History of the Fabre Line

Fabre Line, inaugurated in 1881, is the oldest steamship line in the Mediterranean Trade. Our safety record has been exemplary, as we have not had a single loss of life or injury to any passenger due to accidents of the sea, the Company's steamers, or the officers in charge.

The success and present popularity of the Fabre Line has been due entirely to the service provided towards its patrons at all times. The high standing attained has been realized because of the actual quality and merit of services rendered.

Testimonials from satisfied patrons have been the only advertisement for the Fabre Line for many years. Their testimate of their pleasant experiences on the Company's steamers have been spread by word-of-mouth to their friends.

It has always been a constant endeavor of the Fabre Line to give its new patrons the same impressions received by their friends. In return, we have received high praise from our passengers.

All servants of the Company are well trained with implicit instructions on providing the highest level of service, both aboard and ashore, striving to give their best efforts towards perfection.

The administration feels that its efforts have been highly successful, with its rapidly growing popularity proves its modern ideas have been understood and appreciated.

-- Fabre Line (1913)

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