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1897 Voyage of the Arcadia


The voyage of the SS              Arcadia was described by Dmytro Romanchych and              is taken from Early Ukrainian Settlements in Canada              1895-1900 by Vladimir J. Kaye, (Toronto: University              of Toronto Press, 1964) :

After            a short wait in Hamburg, one and a half thousand Ukrainian emigrants            were loaded into an very old but not very            large ship, the Arcadia. It was a boat that had steam engines as            well as sails which were hoisted when a favourable wind was blowing.            Under the top deck there were about a dozen passenger cabins where            the “city-coated gentlemen” travelled. Under the second            deck were the galleys and the dining room. Below water level, under            the third and fourth decks, there were no cabins, Continue reading