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From: Nick Adams <>
Subject: Re: Ship's Arrival Dates
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 11:21:56 -0400
In reading Susanne Saether's experience with
a ship that was supposed to arrive on May 31st,
(which was VERY helpful), I thought I'd contribute
Yesterday I was at my library searching the Sept 1906
roll of the New York Times trying to find a ship with a name
beginning with G that had come in to NY from the Mediterranean
when I noticed the Germania listed as "Arrived Tuesday Sept 25"
What focused my attention on the Germania was that while
looking at the issues, and going back and forth through the film
I realized that all that week the Germania was listed as
"Due Thurs" which was the 27th.
My person had said he arrived in New York on 27 Sept 1906
on the Geneva. (A ship which never existed.)
The Germania arrived 2 days early on the 25th of Sept.
And according to what the LDS told Susanne it
could even have actually docked late on the 24th.
So boats could arrive earlier or later than their scheduled
arrival day, something I had never thought of. (What a dummy)
My father-in-law, who could not speak English OR read
the Latin alphabet, may probably only have remembered
the day that his boat was scheduled to arrive.
Maybe he will not be on this boat, but I learned a valuable
lesson about ship's arrival dates.
_____ Vivian M. Dritsas-Adams_____