National Geographic : 1934 Sep
.... R.- - outes of French Line passenger services . _ Routes of French Line freight services ._ Routes of the Messageries Maritimes --- --- Routes of the Chargeurs Reuns and Bud-Atlantique SEVENTY YEAR UNG Backed by traditions of over a thousand years of Breton seaman ship, the French Line leads in modern, luxurious ocean service IN 1864, the Washington, first of a long line of passenger vessels flying the flag of the Compagnie Generale Trans atlantique, entered New York harbor, completing the voyage from Havre in the then excel lent time of thirteen and a half days. In 1935, the giant super liner Normandie will enter the Havre-New York service. She is designed to make the run in a scheduled time of slightly over four days. This startling speed is only one measure of the progress of seventy years. In every other respect, the French Line has kept pace with the most modern devel opments, in ship-building, in safety devices, in everything that assures the comfort and well-being of ocean travelers. Not one of the crack French Line vessels on the North At lantic run is over 13 years old. The average is under six. In addition to the Havre New York route, the French Line operates freight and pas senger services in many other parts of the world. Not all liners flying the French flag are French Line ships. The red and black funnels and the house emblem of the Com pagnie Generale Transatlan tique distinguish our steamers and stand in the minds of ex perienced travelers for effi ciency, luxury, and the cuisine which has made a world-wide reputation.... French Line, 19 State Street, New York City. UM eIne FRENCH LINE SERVICES North Atlantic Havre, Plymouth and New York Moroccan Service Bordeaux to Casablanca Mediterranean Service Marseilles to Oran, Algiers, Phi llppeville, Bona, Bizerta or Tunis. North Pacific Coast Service Vancouver, Portland. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, La Libertad, Cristobal to Havre. West Indies-Central and South America Service Pointe-a-Pitre, Basseterre, Fort de - France, Barbados, Trinidad, Carupano, La G ua ira, Curaao, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cris tobal, Port Limdn to Bordeaux, Plymouth and Havre. Mexico-Cuba-Spain Service Vera Cruz, Havana, La Coruia, Santander, St. Nazaire. French West Indies Service Port-au-Prince, St. Marc, Gonaives, Port-de-Paix, Cap Haitien, Puerto Plata, San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Basse terre, Fort-de-France, Pointe-a Pitre, Vigo, St. Nazaire, Havre. Messageries Maritimes Service Sailings from Marseilles to the Mediterranean, India, China, Japan, Indo-China, East Africa, Mada. gascar, Australia, New Caledonia, Tahiti.