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Grace Line History and Ephemera

The Grace Line (Started by W. R. Grace & Company) operated as a steamship line from 1882 until 1969. Beginning in the 1930s, Grace Line established passenger service between New York and Seattle via the Panama Canal.  By the late 1930s, they concentrated on the route between New York and Haiti.

1937-12-10 Passenger List for the SS Santa Rosa

1937-12-10 SS Santa Rosa Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Grace Line
  • Ship: SS Santa Rosa
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 10 December 1937
  • Route: San Francisco and Los Angeles for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama Canal, Colombia, Havana, and New York
  • Commander: Captain Curt Zastrow


Other Ephemera of the Grace Line

  • 1937-12-20 Receipt for Medial Services (Prophylactic Inoculation) Mrs. H. "Bolivia" Keegan, Room 101, SS Santa Rosa.
  • 1937-12-06 Insurance Contract, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company - Grace Line - Personal Effects Insurance $400.00 Premium for Voyage, $4.00 For Mrs. Harry Keegan.

Passengers on board the SS Santa Rosa  - 25 December 1937

Passengers on board the SS Santa Rosa - 25 December 1937

1937-12-25 Photograph of Passengers on board the SS Santa Rosa. Five passengers in photograph; 8 autographs of fellow passengers on the reverse side. Endorsed : To a good scout and pal. A Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year. A. N. Nettles, Joan Pratt Johnson, Alia Yoe, Mr. & Mrs. Clark Burnham, Thanks - Paul Joucs Farish, Joe (Napoleon) Sheurch, Adins, "Dey" De Maettine


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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.