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Pier Permits - 1910

It is a mistake to suppose that your friends can come on to the pier to meet you on arrival in New York, although it is true that they can meet you at the exit of the pier.

In order to go on a pier and be present while the baggage is being examined requires a permit from the Collector of the Port, countersigned by the Surveyor of the Port.

Such permits can be secured by sending a letter to the Collector of the Port stating the name of the steamer which it is desired to meet, and the probable day of arrival: stamps should accompany this application.

Facsimile of Pier Permit

Facsimile of Pier Permit

Applications may he made in person in Room 241, Custom House, Bowling Green. According to rule only two permits are given to meet each passenger. but there is usually great latitude in the enforcement of the rule, and it is not likely that an application will be refused.

Take no bags or parcels to the pier and stand clear when the inspectors are working on your friend's baggage. While it is quite a good deal of trouble to get one of these permits, the advantage of meeting dear friends fully an hour be-fore they will see them otherwise al-ways makes the effort worth the while.

Permits to meet the incoming vessel at Quarantine are given only in extreme cases, and they should not be asked for except in such extraordinary emergency as fatal illness, etc.

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1910 Travel Guide by Scientifc American

Travel Guide Topical Index

Express Package Rates

Fees At Private Houses In England

Fees Paid by Passengers on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Foreign Customs - A Note To Passengers Of Steamships

Funds Needed On Board For Voyage

Getting the "Sea Legs" - Learning to Walk on a Steamship

The Popular Gymnasium on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Hand Baggage, Etc.

How To Carry Funds For Your Voyage

How To Get To Hoboken

Independent Tours



Laundry Work

Lowest Transatlantic Ocean Rates

Meal Hours At Sea

Memoranda For The Year 1910

Memoranda For The Year 1911

Miscellaneous Gleanings and Facts - 1910 Travel Guide

Miscellaneous Service

Money By Telegraph

Music and Concerts for Passengers


Ocean Stop-Over at Ports of Call Around the World

Passengers' Quarters


Personally Conducted Tours

Pier Permits

Preliminary Reading And Guide Books

Reading Matter - Books and Magazines

Rules for Playing Shuffle-Board

Seasickness on Journeys on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Season And Climate

Seats At Table

Second Cabin Accommodations

Sending Cablegrams On Landing

Sending Letters Abroad

Smoking Room

Steamer Chairs

Steamer Rugs

Steamer Trunks

Steamship Company Checks

Steerage Accommodations

Terminal Ports and Ports of Call of Principal Transatlantic Steamships / Ocean Liners

The Pools (Parimutuel Betting) on a Steamship Or Ocean Liner

Thermometer Scales

The Sea Post Office

Third Class Accomodations


Transporting Valuables On Steamships

Visiting Steamships

What To Pack For Your Voyage

What To Pack For Your Voyage

Wireless Information

Wireless Telegraphy

Writing Materials and Typwriters