The Leaving of Liverpool

A family sets sail for Canada in the 1930s.

Gare Maritime

A family sets sail for Canada in the 1930s.

The landing stage at Liverpool. The passenger gangways are visible. Landing Stage
Passengers board. Passengers
Liverpool's "Three graces". At left: the Liver building, built in 1911 for the Royal Liver Friendly Society. In the centre: the Cunard building. To the right: the Port of Liverpool building. Three Graces
The vessel is unidentified but an idea of its size can be gathered from the relative distance of the far pasenger gangway.


With the River Mersey behind and the smoking chimneys of Wallasey in the distance, our photographer's family take their first stroll on deck. Family
The ships superstructure may give some clue to her identity. Superstructure
A Mersey ferry passes by. The tower to the right may be one of the exhaust outlets for the newly opened Birkenhead tunnel. Mersey Ferry
Mersey ferries pass. Ferries

Shuffleboard on deck. Boys...

Deck Games
The pipe-smoker finds other ways to relax. Pipe Smoker
Deck Quoits. Quoits
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