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Index to the GG Archives Vintage Postcard Collection of Steamships from the Allan Line

S.S. Corsican
Allan Line Steamship S.S. Corsican Postcards and Ship Information
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Corsican (1913) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Corsican (1913)
741415688 Hands Across the Sea vintage postcard series of the S.S. Corcican of the Allan line, registered at 11,500 tons. Colorized image depicts steamship at sea, proceeding at a low rate of speed.
Vintage Postcatd: R.M.S. Corsican; Allan Line to Canada (1911) Vintage Postcard: R.M.S. Corsican; Allan Line to Canada (1911)
726775002 Vintage Postcard of the R.M.S. Corsican of the Allan Line was postmarked in 1911, color painting of the ship at open sea. Issued from the Valentine's Series, UK.
S.S. Grampian
Allan Line Steamship S.S. Grampian Postcards and Ship Information
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line R.M.S. Grampian (1910) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line R.M.S. Grampian (1910)
732460341 Colorized Vintage Postcard of the R.M.S. Grampian of the Allan Line indicated Length of 485 feet, Breadth of 60 feet, and Tonnage of 10,900.
S.S. Laurentian
Allan Line Steamship S.S. Laurentian Postcards and Ship Information
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Laurentian (1908) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Laurentian (1908)
Allan Line S.S. Laurentian. The Art Publishing Company, Glasgow. Undated. Posatally Used 24 Oct 1908.
S.S. Tunisian
Allan Line Steamship S.S. Tunisian Postcards and Ship Information
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Tunisian (1906) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Tunisian (1906)
2151150523 1906 postmarked vintage postcard of the S.S. Tunisian of the Allan Line, shown near coastal waters. Postcard front has a strike-over of S.S. Pretorian. Back of Postcard states in handwritten note "Tunisian."
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Tunisian (1906-12) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Tunisian (1906-12)
Allan Line SS Tunisian Leaving Montreal. PC-100793 JV Valentine's Series, Great Britain. Undated. Postally Used 12 Dec 1906.
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line R.M.S. Tunisian (1909) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line R.M.S. Tunisian (1909)
738578179 Colorized vintage postcard of the R.M.S. Tunisian of the Allan Line, Twin Screw, 10,576 Tons, Length 500 feet, Breadth 59 feet. Ship shown near unidentified port.
S.S. Victorian
Allan Line Steamship S.S. Victorian Postcards and Ship Information
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Victorian (1910) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Victorian (1910)
739728288 Colorized vintage postcard photo of the S.S. Victorian of the Allan Line. Unused postcard depicts this steamship near the shoreline with flag of the Allan Line shown on upper right corner.
S.S. Virginian
Allan Line Steamship S.S. Virginian Postcards and Ship Information
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Virginian (1905) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Virginian (1905)
743001022 Colorized Vintage Postcard of the S.S. Virginian of the Allan Line shown sailing near port. Postcard was postmarked in London in the early 1900s.
Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Virginian (1910) Vintage Postcard: Allan Line S.S. Virginian (1910)
738578894 Beautiful Hands Across the Sea Series vintage postcard of the Allan Line S.S. Virginian, shown in color in open waters. The ship was states as 12,000 Tons, Turbine driven.

An Excellent Service

As the question of quick and cheap transportation of perishable goods is always an interesting one to the readers of THE CANADIAN HORTICULTURIST, it may not be amiss at this particular time, to draw attention to the improved Allan Line services via the St. Lawrence route for the summer and fall of 1908.

This pioneer line between Canada and Great Britain, is again to the front with three new steamers for the Canadian trade, built, launched and put into commission during the last eighteen months, the "Corsican," 11,000 tons, "Grampian," and "Hesperian," each 10,000 tons, the first named for the Liverpool service, and the latter for Glasgow.

These ships are equipped with all the latest devices for loading and discharging, as well as being fitted with the most modern system of refrigeration and ventilation. The advent of these ships has made it possible to perform the Glasgow service with four vessels, instead of five as heretofore, and, whereas, in former years, the Allan Line took ten days to land fruit and other perishables in Glasgow, the fleet for this season will make an average voyage of eight days between Montreal and Glasgow.

The particular attention of the apple exporters is drawn to this improvement. Experience has proved that apples, especially, must be stored in well-ventilated compartments, and that the quicker they are transported the better for the fruit. The "Grampian," "Hesperian," "Ionian," and "Pretorian," of the Allan Line undoubtedly comprise the best Glasgow fleet ever put in the St. Lawrence trade.

The Liverpool service is the same as last year, being comprised of the well-known fast turbine steamers "Victorian" and "Virginian," 12,000 tons each, and the favorite 10,000-ton twin screw "Tunisian," as well as the new 11,000-ton twin screw "Corsican," already referred to.
The improvements on the Glasgow and Liverpool routes, have enabled the Allan Line to very materially strengthen the London fleet, and the following well-known vessels will give a weekly service to this port, viz., "Corinthian," "Sicilian," "Parisian," "Sardinian," "Pomeranian," and "Hibernian."

These ships discharge at Surrey Commercial Decks, where, it is said, the finest cold storages in Europe have been erected and shippers of all kinds of dairy products and fruit are assured of the very best safeguards for the protection of perishable products. The Surrey Docks are the most conveniently located in London for the delivery of apples to Covent Garden, Spitaffields, the Monument and Borough markets.

The agents of the Allan Line are always prepared to supply information to the inquiring public, and any applications for space, rates, and so forth, will receive immediate attention. When writing, kindly mention THE CANADIAN HORTICULTURIST.

Source: “An Excellent Service,” The Canadian Horticulturist, Volume 31, No. 7, July 1908, Page 154

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