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SS Lahn - 1887 - Ship's History and Information


The North German Lloyd steamship Lahn surprised and delighted her friends and admirers by making a remarkably quick trip from Southampton to New York. She passed the Needles at 5.30 P. M., August 22d, and the corrected time of her passage was 6 days, 22 hours and 40 minutes, or within 1 hour and 17 minutes of the best time ever made. Her average speed was 18.36 knots per hour.

Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 41

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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.