first edition Now all housed in an archival mylar sleeve
1938 · [New York]
by [Eastern Steamship Lines]. Breckenridge, L. J. - Master. Shaughnessy, Mr. James - Passenger
[New York], 1938. 1st Printing. Now all housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Couple stains to the stateroom plan. Menu signed by the Chief Engineer + 13 others 'e.g., "Your cruise director 'Dan' & "Ouida Beasly- Drinks Scotch / comes from Rye". Ownership signature to menu's rear cover. Overall, Very Good.. Menu: 4 pages. Passenger list: 8 pages, which includes, on the last 4 pages, general shipboard information as well as shore excursion options  while in Bermuda. Lot also include single sheet of blank "Eastern Steamship Lines" stationery & accompanying envelope, as well as "Eastern Steamship Lines Inc." trunk decal. Passenger stateroom plan: 21-3/4" x 33-3/4". Plan with large image of the ship in upper left; 5 deck plans; index to the five decks; image of stateroom interior. Menu: Printed glossy covers, with blue & yellow cord tie, 8-1/2" x 5-3/4". Passenger list: Light blue heavy stock paper wrappers, printed in dark blue, stapled.
Built by Newport News Shipbuilding, SS Acadia, along with her sister ship the SS St. John, entered US coastal service for the Eastern Steamship Lines in 1932, originally in New York-Yarmouth coastal service with some one way passages for New York-Yarmouth-Halifax or Saint John. From 1938–1940 the vessel route was shifted to New York-Bermuda or Nassau service. Both ships were designed by Theodore E. Ferris. [Wiki]Here we offer a lot of ephemeral mementos gathered by passenger James Shaughnessy [Jersey City, N. J.] during his trip on one of the Acadia's 1938 6-day cruises to Bermuda.
(Inventory #: 47632)