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S. S. Frisia

Built in 1872 by Caird & Co. in Greenock, Scotland, and originally launched as the Alsatia, the Frisia was owned by the German Hamburg-American Line. It had room for 820 passengers, 600 of which were steerage class, plus a crew of 125. Between 1872 and 1885, the Frisia brought nearly 47,000 immigrants to the United States.

S. S. Frisia

Louisa and her children boarded the ship at the German city of Hamburg, sailed up the Elbe River to the North Sea, then headed west through the English Channel to stop at the French port of Le Havre, before continuing on to New York. Rigged for both sail and steam power, the Frisia could make the Atlantic crossing in about 12 days.

The ship was one of the last iron steamships of its era. Shortly afterwards, steel-hulled ships became standard. Following its run as an immigrant ship, the Frisia was renamed and sold to Italian owners who converted it into a coal carrier. In 1902, the SS Frisia, then known as the Arno, was scrapped in Italy.