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Liverpool England was an important port for Steamships in both numbers of passengers, including immigrants to American who went through this port on their way to the new World.

R.M.S. Lusitania at the Liverpool Landing Stage (1912)

R.M.S. Lusitania at the Liverpool Landing Stage (1912)
Courtesy of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives Maritime Collection

Liverpool, England - Background to the New Dock (1895-1913)
During the latter half of the 19th century Liverpool became Britain’s No 1 port for passengers wishing to travel to America, and earned for itself the soubriquet The Gateway to the West. The shipping and commerce of the Mersey were exceeded only by those of the Thames with its Port of London and also Tilbury.

FrontCover, Album of Photo-Lithographic Views of Liverpool and New Brighton

Album of Photo-Lithographic Views of Liverpool and New Brighton (1898)

In the late 1800s, Brown & Rawcliffe, Chromo Lithographers, Colour Printers Publishers & Co. published a number of small books in a series entitled The Camera Views of The United Kingdom. The following photographs are from the Book"Album of Photo-Lithographic Views of Liverpool and New Brighton, published in 1898.

Riverside Station Liverpool - The London & North Western Railroad of England (1908)
Period Advertisement from 1908 from the London & North Western Railroad of England that touted their exclusive access to the Riverside Station in Liverpool located adjacent to the Liverpool Landing Stage.

The Port of Liverpool - Study of European Ports (1909)
The "Princess Landing Stage" is so unusual to Americans that a brief description of its construction and uses seems important.  At Liverpool, there is a range in extreme spring tides in the Mersey River of about 33 feet, and because of this great variation, it became necessary to construct some device for loading and unloading passengers and freight at varying tide levels.

Inspection of Emigrants at the Port of Liverpool (1911)

Liverpool is one of the four principal ports of Europe for the embarkation of emigrants, the others being Naples, Bremen, and Hamburg. Emigrants from all parts of northern and eastern Europe pass through the port.

The majority of the people from the Continent land at Hull or Grimsby, where they are taken in charge by representatives of the Liverpool lines and directed to their port of embarkation.

Making a Landing at Liverpool (1912)

Near her a boat of the Clyde line was anchored; beyond lay a White Star liner. Now and then, rather seldom, one heard a boat-whistle. Americans missed the tugs and the railway-car ferries that one saw in the New York Harbor. Instead, a queer ferry-boat passed us, laden with freight, while we turned in the near-by slip.

Arrangements at Liverpool Landing Stage and Routes to London (1913)
There are several Great Western Railway routes between the Port of Liverpool and London, and travellers have the choice of the following, being also permitted to break the journey at any station en route, provided the journey be completed within the period shown.

Liverpool Landing Stage Improvements (1922)
The following is a general description of the intended work of the Mersey Docks and Harbor Board at the Prince’s Landing stage, Liverpool, to improve the facilities for dealing with overseas passengers.

Heilbron's Cunard Immigrant Hotel, Liverpool 1908

Familiar Scene at Heilbron's Immigrant Hotel [Emigrant House] in Liverpool (1908)

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