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Furness Bermuda Line History and Ephemera

The Furness Bermuda Line operated a fleet of steamships that operated primarily between New York and the Bermuda Islands.

The Furness Bermuda Line was a British shipping line that operated during the 20th century. Affiliated with the Furness Withy conglomerate, it ran cruises from New York City primarily to the British territory of Bermuda. Furness Bermuda began operations in 1919 with a single ship, Fort Hamilton.

Furness Bermuda Line steamers for Bermuda sail from Pier 95, North River (foot of West 55th Street), New York. The Furness-Bermuda Line (British) provides a rapid and regular twice-a-week service in each direction between New York and Bermuda, operating two quadruple-screw electro-turbine vessels.

The Furness Bermuda Line conducts unusually attractive tours from New York to the West Indies. Cruises of 21 days round trip via the Nerissa and Dominica, with visits to the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Kitts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, and others.

Furness Bermuda Line Ephemera

1931-10-17 Passenger List for the TSS Franconia

1931-10-17 TSS Franconia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 17 October 1931
  • Route: New York to Bermuda
  • Commander: Captain G. Gibbons, R.D., R.N.R
1936-07-18 Passenger List for the SS Monarch o Bermuda

1936-07-18 SS Monarch of Bermuda Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 18 July 1936
  • Route: New York to Bermuda
  • Commander: Captain A. R. Francis
Front Cover, Furness Bermuda Line SS Monarch of Bermuda Cruise Passenger List - 17 September 1938.

1938-09-17 SS Monarch of Bermuda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Furness Bermuda Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cruise
  • Date of Departure: 17 September 1938
  • Route: New York to Bermuda
  • Commander: Captain A. R. Francis
Front Cover, SS Monarch of Bermuda Dinner Menu - 18 September 1938

1938-09-18 SS Monarch of Bermuda Dinner Menu

Vintage Bill of Fare from 18 September 1938 featured Noisette of Lamb, Fleuriste, Roast Stuffed Long Island Duckling Apple Sauce, and Parfait Victoria for dessert.

 

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