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19 June 1913 Account of the Arrival of the R.M.S. Laconia in Boston

This article relates to the 10 June 1913 Cunard Laconia Passenger List

Laconia Arrival in Boston, June 1913 - Many Bridal Couples on Laconia

Cunard Liner Brings 1830 Passengers, Including Many American Tourists -- Several Bostonians Come by Rail from Portland.

The Boston Daily Globe. 19 June 1913 Evening Edition Page 8

Summary of Passengers

Bringing 1830 passengers, including many American tourists, the Laconia of the Cunard Line, Capt. W. R. D. Irvine, reached port this morning from Liverpool and Queenstown.  She was delayed at quarantine about an hour, and it was after 9 o'clock when she swung into her berth at East Boston, where several hundred people had gathered to welcome friends.

On board were 80 saloon passengers, 298 second cabin and 1452 steerage.  The liner called at Portland, where she landed 262 passengers, most of whom were destined for the Canadian Northwest.  A few Bostonians in the first cabin, who were in a hurry to get home, also left the steamer at Portland, and came to Boston by train last evening.

Prominent Passengers

Honeymooners and professional people were included in the first cabin list.  Edmund J. Casey, head of the Brewers' Association, and his bride, who was Miss May Whalen, returned from their bridal tour.  They were married April 18, and left immediately for Europe, where they have since been traveling through Switzerland, Italy and England.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Keith Clement and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Nash of Boston also returned from their honeymoon.

Andor Garvay, known as the Hungarian Ibsen, and Mrs. Garvay arrived on the liner and will visit the principal cities in the East.  Mr. Garvay is a dramatist of note and a writer of short stories.  He brings a letter of introduction from the minister of Education  in Hungary  to prominent officials at Washington.

Mrs. G. Herbert Windeler, wife of a prominent Boston insurance broker, and her little daughter Evelyn, returned from a nine months' stay in England and Switzerland, and were met at the pier by Mr. Windeler.

Miss Clara E. Craig of Providence, who was sent to Rome by the Rhode Island school to study the Montessori system of education, and her brother, Rev. James A. Craig, were also on board.

Among the Bostonians were William H. Ames and Mrs. Ames,  who went over April 5, and have spent most of the time in France; J. J. Healey, the well-known merchant, who went over six weeks ago, and decided to return on the Laconia only a few hours before she left Liverpool; Mrs. Frank W. Andrews, David Sears, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Abbott, Miss C. Abbott, F. S. Carr, M. F. Carr, N. H. Emmons, Mr. and Mrs. D. Fiske, Miss G. K. Fiske, W. F. Fiske, Mrs. Charles S. Halliday, Richard Mayer, Dr. J. L. Nichols, Mrs. Nichols.

C. C. Buckley of the B. A. A. A. L. Madden of Boston and J. H. Farrell of Pawtucket returned from a motoring trip through the English lake region, Scotland and Ireland.  S. J. Meeker and J. R. Meeker of Bath toured Italy, Switzerland and France in their car, covering over 3000 miles.

Charles E. Lauriat, the publisher, and Mrs. Lauriat, who went over three months ago, were also on board.  They visited Florence, Milan, Paris and London, meeting their son at the British metropolis.  W. Wallace Potter completed a tour of the world with the arrival of the steamer.  He left San Francisco 10 months ago for Honolulu, Japan, China, the Philippines and Europe.

Richard Dana and his wife, who was a daughter of the poet Longfellow; S. Y. Nash and Miss E. Y. Nash of Brookline, Charles R. Sturgis and Miss. Evelyn P. Sturgis of Brookline were also on board.

Documents and Information on the R.M.S. Laconia (I) Available at the Archives

 

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