Gleaming's and Anecdotal Stories about the Port of Liverpool
IT could be wished the ocean steamship companies had better and less profanity-provoking methods of landing passengers at Liverpool than are now the rule. In pleasant weather it is bad enough, but when it rains the situation is horrible.
And, too, baggage should not be given the preference over passengers, who have to wait on the same miserable, cabin-less tender for hours, moored to Princess Landing, while drones and human snails take off the cabin baggage. The system is something like an hundred years behind the age!
Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 42