S.S. Columbia - 1889 - Ship's History and Information
The Hamburg-American Packet Company's flyer has reduced the time between New York and Southampton to 6 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. She left the river Elbe on August 22d, and arrived at Sandy Hook on the 29th. Her runs were as follows : August 23rd, 373 miles; 24th, 473 miles; 25th, 476 miles; 26th, 453 miles ; 27th, 459 miles; 28th 481 miles; 29th, 334 miles; total, 3,049 miles.
Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 41
IT can be appropriately said of the new and magnificent steamship Columbia, of the Hamburg Line, that she is a "gem of the ocean." The accounts of her remarkably fast runs continue to be published in leading journals at home and abroad.
BOTH the Augusta Victoria and the Columbia fulfill all expectations and promises as to being "good sea boats." They are said to be unusually comfortable steamships in the heaviest and roughest weather.
Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 42