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Steamship Steerage Accommodations - 1910

Steerage Dining Room

Photo 072: Steerage Dining Room is far from an unattractive place

On most lines and on most ships the steerage is the third class, although on some lines, or rather on some steamers of some lines, there is a class intermediate between the second cabin and the steerage. called the third class, wbich may be looked upon as a kind of "improved" steerage.

Accommodations in the steerage are almost as good at the present day as second class accommodations of twenty years ago. All of the stories of overcrowding, un-sanitary surroundings, etc., are not true as regards the principal lines, and the Government inspection both here and abroad is most rigid.

The steerage is not recommended for the use of tourists, and those who cannot afford accommodations in the second class should postpone their visit until such time as they can afford . to travel comfortably. rrbe steerage is, of course, a boon to hundreds of thou-sands of immigrants.

In the year 1909, 771,380 persons were landed from the steerage at the Port of New York by thirty-four lines. The food is excellent as will be seen by the annexed bill of fare:


Oatmeal Porridge, Milk and Syrup, Boiled Eggs. Vegetable Stew, Swedish Bread and Butter, Hot Rolls, Jam or Marmalade. Tea, Coffee or Milk.

Soups, Beef Steak. Kosher Beef. Roast Mutton. Beans, Potatoes. and Vegetables, Bread. Pickles. Plumi Pudding and Sweet Sauce.

Tea, 6 P.M.
Boiled Eggs. Corned Reef, Bread and Flutter, Currant Ftuns, Tea, Jam or Marmalade.

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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