TheShipsList-L Archives

Archiver > TheShipsList > 2000-07 > 0965028214

From: Jan Bousse <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] S.S.Samaria
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 09:23:34 +0200

Anna and Sue,

About "La Manche, France", it could quite possibly refer to the French
name for the English Channel, which is "La Manche" (literally "the
sleeve") and also called "le d├ętroit de Calais". What do you think?

Jan Bousse

Sue Swiggum wrote:
> Hi Anna,
> At 03:51 PM 2000-07-30 -0400, Anna Koeman wrote:
> >Hello:
> >
> >I am trying to locate a passenger list of immigrants on the S.S. Samaria,
> >leaving Germany and arriving in Quebec, @ June 1949. I am doing
> >genealogical research on my parents, surname Markiw. Originally from
> >Ukraine, they were on the S.S. Samaria, and have a postcard picture of the
> >ship framed and hanging in their home. They sailed from Tierpitz (sp?),
> >Germany, went on to LaManche (sp?), France where they took on more
> >immigrants, then arrived in Quebec on June 14, 1949.

> passengers. She departed Montreal eastbound on June 11th. I'm not
> familiar with the port names you mention, I wonder if the French one could
> be Le Havre?

This thread: