Fabre Line History and Ephemera
(Compagnie Française de Navigation à Vapeur Cyprien Fabre)
The First Cabin Service maintained by the Fabre Line between New York and Providence and the Azores and Lisbon and the Mediterranean ports, Algiers, Naples, Villefranche (port of Nice, Riviera) and Marseilles is without doubt the most unique and attractive afforded by any regular Mediterranean Line. The steamships that comprise the present express passenger fleet have all been constructed since 1902 with special regard to the requirements of Mediterranean travel, are all staunch, trim and fast, and equipped with all modern safeguards.
- 1913-06-17 First and Second Class, TSS Sant Anna, New York To The Mediterranean Calling at Naples and Marseilles. Includes short history of the line, Article on the New SS Patria - Keel of Largest Fabre Liner Laid.
- 1914-04-16 First Class, TSS Canada, Special Winter Voyage, New York to the Mediterranean Calling at Algiers, Naples, Villefranche and Marseilles. Includes short history of the line, Article on the New SS Patria - Keel of Largest Fabre Liner Launched.
History of the Fabre Line
Since the inauguration of this line in 1881 (it is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean trade) there has not been a single loss of life or injury to any passenger due to accidents of the sea, the Company's steamers or the officers in charge. In fact the success and present popularity of the Fabre Line has been entirely due to the interest exerted at all times by the administration toward its patrons and the high standing attained has been realized only upon the actual quality and merit of the service rendered.
For many years the only advertisement of the Fabre Line was its many pleased and satisfied patrons, who lost no opportunity to relate to their friends their pleasant experiences on the Company's steamers, and it has always been the constant endeavor of the Fabre Line to deserve this praise and to give to its new patrons the same impressions received by their friends.
Implicit instructions have been given to all the servants of the Company in furtherance of this idea and the whole organization, both aboard and ashore, has always this one idea in mind and each lends his best efforts toward its perfection. Therefore, the administration now feels that its efforts have met with success, and its rapidly growing popularity proves that its timely ideas have been understood and appreciated.
Source: 1913-06-17 Fabre Line TSS Sant Anna Passenger List