Anchor Line Archives of Historical Documents, Passenger Lists, etc.
The Anchor Line operated transatlantic steamship passenger service between the ports in the United States including: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore; Canadian Ports of Montreal, Quebec, Halifax; to UK Ports of call including: Southampton, Plymouth, Liverpool, London, Londonderry, Glasgow, Queenstown, Bristol; and, the European Ports of Cherbourg and Hamburg.
All the names of their Ocean Liners in their passenger and freight fleet ended with the suffix "ia." Research, and learn about this transatlantic passenger and freight steamship line that brought many immigrants to the North American Continent.
- 1902-05-07 Brochure: Second Saloon and Third Class Rates and Accommodations - Find out how much it cost immigrants to come to America at the turn of the Century.
- 1904 Brochure: Anchor Line Transatlantic Steamships: Tours In Ireland, Scotland and England
- 1909-Brochure: Clark's First Vacation Tour to Europe by the Magnificent New Twin-Screw Express S.S. California (II).
- 1911 Brochure: Anchor Line: Special Attractions for Excursion Season 1911
- 1912 Brochure: Information for Passengers: Tours in Ireland, Scotland and England
- 1926 Brochure: The New Anchor Line Fleet : Anchor Line to Ireland and Scotland
- 1930s Brochure: Cabin Class: A Delightful Way To Enter Europe. 8 Pages. 9 interior photographs: Smoking Lounge and Stateroom with bath on the T.S.S. Caledonia; Double Stateroom and Lounge on the T.S.S. Transylvania; Shuffleboard on Deck and French Regency Lounge, T.S.S. Caledonia; Photo-collage style of Afternoon Tea, Dinner on the Cameronia, and Buttons the Porter. A few destination photos complete this brochure.
- 1905-07-04 Dinner Menu - Caledonia (3) - Words to the Star-Spangled Banner printed on back of menu.
- 1910-06-09 Dinner Menu - Caledonia (3) - Second Cabin
- 1922-02-28 Dinner Menu - Cameronia - Second Class
- 1930-06-01 Breakfast Menu - T.S.S. California
- 1931-02-24 Dinner Menu and Events of The Evening, T.S.S. California, Gulf Stream Cruise
- 1910-06-09 PC: Visit Scotland by the Anchor Line: Images of T.S.S. Caledonia (3) and Dunstaffnage Castle
- 1903-06-08 Steamship Ticket: Anchor Line Prepaid Passage Certificate - 3rd Class - Voyage from Derry to Rochester PA (Included Inland passage)
- 1912-05-06 Steamship Ticket Receipt, S.S. California Second Cabin, From New York to Glasgow sailing 18 May 1912.
Anchor Line Fleet - Ship History and Other Information
- 1872 S.S. Caledonia - News of refitting / remodeling of this 1863 steamship
- 1880 S.S. Furnessia Ships History
- 1881 S.S. City of Rome Ships History
On Board Publications
- 1922-08-27 Newspaper: Anchor Line Wireless News, T.S.S. Cameronia, News included German Reparation Payments, American Soldiers' Bonus - Opposition to Bill, and Ports of Call since Leaving New York on this Mediterranean Cruise of 1922.
- 1922-08-28 Newspaper: Anchor Line Wireless News, T.S.S. Cameronia, News stories included Relief for Sailors' Dependants from Sales of German Ships, French Dreadnought Strikes Rock
- 1922-08-30 Newspaper: Anchor Line Wireless News, T.S.S. Cameronia, Featured news stories of Dispute between Britain & France over the Conscription of British Subjects and the Burial of Michael Collins.
- 1922-08-31 Newspaper: Anchor Line Wireless News, T.S.S. Cameronia, News Included information on a collision between the American Line S.S. St. Paul bound for Hamburg from New York that collided with a Dutch Freighter.
- 1922-09-01 Newspaper: Anchor Line Wireless News, T.S.S. Cameronia, Major news story was British Battleships to be Scrapped
- 1900s Anchor Line Track Chart (undated)
- 1900s - 1908? Anchor Line Track Chart - Unused (Undated)
- ca. 1925 Track Chart - Anchor Line Glasgow and New York. Cover features photos of the Steamships: T.S.S. Transylvania, T.S.S. Caledonia, T.S.S. Cameronia, T.S.S. California and T.S.S. Tuscania.
- 1930-07-02 Track Chart, T.S.S. California, New York to Glasgow, Passenger completed track chart for and Eastbound voyage from July 3 - July 9, 1930. Includes track chart of the Atlantic Ocean, filled in for this voyage and four small photographs - T.S.S. Transylvania, T.S.S. Caledonia, T.S.S. California, and T.S.S. Cameronia.
Activity and Music Programs
- 1931-02-25 Program of the Day, T.S.S. California, Gulf Stream Cruise - Schedule of Tender Service
- 1931-02-27 Program of the Day, T.S.S. California, Gulf Stream Cruise
- 1931-02-27 Concert Program, T.S.S. California, Gulf Stream Cruise - The California Follies,
- 1931-02-28 Program of the Day, T.S.S. California, Gulf Stream Cruise
- 1931-02 Photograph: Unidentified female on the deck of S.S. California
- 1931-02 Photograph: T.S.S. California achored offshore.
- 1911-02-13 Bill of Lading for Shipment originating in Marseilles for a destination of Boston.
- 1931-02-25 Bermuda Suggestions: Sigtseeing, Golf, Shopping, Evening Entertainment, Box Luncheons, T.S.S. California, Gulf Stream Cruise
- 1931-03-01 Thank You Card, T.S.S. California, Gulf Stream Cruise
- 1933 Deck Plans - S.S. Transylvania, Decks Promenade, and "A" through "E"; Reverse side is Deck Plan of the S.S. California, Decks Promenade, and "A" through "E". Very Large.
Anchor Line. was established in 1852. by Messrs. Handyside and Henderson (now Henderson Bros.). with a service from the Clyde to Portuguese and Spanish ports il%tending later to Mediterranean ports. In 1856 they started a trade between Glasgow and New York. and the Mediterranean and New York, and now maintain. in addition. a service between the United Kingdom. Bombay and Calcutta and the chief Mediterranean ports, which has been vigorously pushed with fine steamers. increasing in size. in cargo carrying capacity. and in speed with the development of the trade.
- 1908 Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping