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Subject: Re: [TSL] The Edam and The Stella
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 20:45:58 EDT
Found this about the Edam:
"The EDAM was its first ship to sail from that port, on the 8th of April
1882. Her draught was 22 ft., whereas from Rotterdam it would have been
limited to 17 ft. The resulting competition reduced rates to an
uneconomically low level, whilst the loss of the EDAM by collision in
September 1882 was a severe blow to the Company."
Also, "a new EDAM, 3,100 tons, both from the same builders, the EDAM being
the first steel ship on the North Atlantic to be constructed outside
<A HREF="http://www.unofficial.net/hal/line.html">The Holland America Line
In a message dated 4/29/2000 6:34:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< I could find nothing on the Edam, but for a description of the "Sella" go
> My grandmother, Dirkje Vonk, arrived on the Edam on May 16, 1887 from
> Holland. Could anyone give me information on that ship and voyage?