The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 44
The San Francisco Route
The San Francisco Route.
The mails are despatched from London, viâ New York and San Francisco, every fourth Thursday, and arrive at New York (3100 miles) ten days later.
They are then sent by rail across America to San Francisco, 6300 miles from England. The transit occupies about seven days. At this port they are transferred to a steamer, which leaves immediately for Honolulu, about eight days' journey, where it stays for a few hours. Leaves for Auckland, which occupies another fifteen days; reaching New Zealand in about forty days from London. Passengers for Napier, Wellington, Lyttelton, and Port Chalmers change steamers at Auckland. Parties from Great Britain, by this route can have the choice of the leading Atlantic lines to New York. The dates of sailing are as follows: The Anchor Line from Glasgow every Saturday, calling at Londonderry the next day; the State Line from Glasgow every alternate Saturday, calling at Larne, Belfast, the following day. From Liverpool the Cunard Line every Saturday; the Inman Line and White Star Line every alternate Tuesday; the White Star Line and the Inman Line every alternate Thursday; the Williams and Guion line and the National Line every Wednes- page 121 day. These steamers call at Queenstown the day following. Through tickets can be obtained from the agents of these lines. Trains leave New York daily, by the Erie and other railways, for direct line to San Francisco. Passengers can break their journey at all points of interest, taking their own time up to six months. The Falls of Niagara and the Great Salt Lake and Mormons should not be passed without a visit. Passengers on landing at New York should at once call at the principal ticket offices, 6 Bowling Green, and 401 Broadway, and exchange their prepaid orders for through passage tickets to destination, and secure drawing-room and sleeping car accommodation. Fares from Liverpool or Glasgow to Auckland: First class, £76; second class, £65, 10s.; third class, £32, 6s. Children between five and twelve, half fare; under five, free, the entire distance from New York. These rates do not include meals on the railway, the extra cost being, 75 cents and 1 dollar respectively for each meal. Pullman's drawing-room and sleeping cars are also extra. The fare for double berth is £4. Luggage: 250 lbs. allowed for each first-class adult passenger, 150 lbs. second class, 100 lbs. third class. Proportionate allowance for children. Passages can be secured in London, from C. Clark & Co., Windsor Chambers, Great St Helen's, E.C. In Liverpool, from Jno. B. Loveland, or any of the Atlantic Steam Lines; and in New York from Chas. P. Craig, 401 Broadway, or the Pacific Mail Company, 6 Bowling Green.