What was it like on immigrant ships? Conditions varied from ship to ship, but steerage was normally crowded, dark, and damp. Limited sanitation and stormy seas often combined to make it dirty and foul-smelling, too. Rats, insects, and disease were common problems.
What ships did immigrants sail on?
|Vessel||Year built||Masts & Funnels|
|Abyssinia||1870||3 masts, 1 funnel|
|Adriatic||1857||2 masts, 2 funnels|
|Adriatic||1906||4 masts, 2 funnels|
What were the first ships to bring immigrants to America?
|Kalmar Nyckel||New Sweden||1640|
|Plymouth Colony (1620-1691)|
|Immigrant Ships To America/First Families/Mayflower||Plymouth_Colony||1620|
|Immigrant Ships To America/First Families/Fortune||Plymouth_Colony||1621|
What was the lowest level of the ship immigrants traveled on? Steerage is a term for the lowest category of passenger accommodation in a ship. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century considerable numbers of persons travelled from their homeland to seek a new life elsewhere, in many cases North America and Australia.