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Book - MS Messapia & MS Enotria, Adriatica Venezia, 1964 Document Reg. No: HT 6493

Book issued by Adriatica Venezia, 1964. It is a travel information book for passengers travelling on the ships MS Messapia and MS Enotria. It is part of a collection of 175 items of post-war ship memorabilia collected by John McKay. John began collecting shipping brochures as a boy through an interest in travel and later used some of the material in his professional capacity as a Geography and Social Studies teacher. He finally made a voyage himself in 1957-1958, to England to attend a scouting jamboree, although he ended up staying for 18 months. He remembers lots of Australians going over at that time, and references to Earls Court as 'Kangaroo Alley'.
16 page, staple-bound booklet, folded in half once. Printed on white paper in Italian, French, English and German languages. The front cover features a blue background with a central image of a domed church with three palm trees. It has white and black text. A central page folds open to list fares and taxes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John McKay, 2003
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 0.3 cm (Height), 22.6 cm (Width), 9.6 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, advertising, shipping lines, shipping, ship memorabilia, pamphlets
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipping Lines
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Cover: ADRIATICA / VENEZIA / ADRIATICA / M/s MESSAPIA / M/s ENOTRIA / ITALIA - PIRAEUS - CYPRUS - ISRAEL / (Gr. B.) / Ed. 3/1964 / TARIFFE dal / TARIFS du / TARIFFS frOM / FARIFE ab / 15/3/1964 / CI 16 / Printed in Italy
Author: Adriatica Venezia, Italy, circa 1964
Place & Date Published: Italy, 1964
Ship Depicted: MS Messapia, 1964
Ship Depicted: MS Ennotria, 1964


andrew strouthous Posted on 02 Mar 2015 11:06 AM
I travelled on these ships in the late 1950s as a ten year old to Cyprus from Venice, we returned to Genoa. I would love to know what happened to these ships.
Wendy Vandecar Posted on 27 Jun 2015 8:05 PM
I travelled on the Enotria in the Summer of 1965. Wonderful memories of a great trip from Venice to Haifa (Israel). Stopping at Brindisi, Pireus (Athens)and Cyprus for local trips. Sitting on Deck to watch the Dawn rising as we sailed through the Greek Islands and almost touching the walls as we manoevered through the Corinth Canal. Unfortunately the Brochure 'capture' is such low resolution that I find it almost impossible to read.
Hubert Posted on 26 Jul 2015 12:23 AM
Just made Wendy Vandecar's reverse cruise on MS Enotria, from Haifa to Venice, Spring 1968, I was 7! After having spent 2 years in Israel, we boarded this nice ship with our two young cats, whom we managed to keep unnoticed from stewards and cleaning service during all the cruise...
Remembering stops in Greek Islands, the maneuver along the Corinth Canal, (seemingly not even 3-4 feet from each hull's sides!)As our journey was ending near Brindisi, I had my first taste of gnocchi aboard, which actually burned my mouth...Boarding a vaporetto along with our cats, we joined Venice were we spent some days in a contrasting cold and rain, walking across inundated San Marco Piazza on elevated boards before our train ride back home in Switzerland...

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