Sea Journeys by Ancestors

The Remuera, operated by the New Zealand Shipping Company was the first Passenger Steam ship to pass through the Panama Canal on it's return from New Zealand to London in 1916. Prior to this, the route went via Tenerife (Canary Islands), Cape Town, Hobart then on to NZ Ports. Journey time was dramatically reduced using the Panama Canal. It is likely, ancestor Margaret (Law) Gardner, the sister of GGF Thomas Law, emigrated from London to NZ on the Remuera in 1912.

 Remuera, Passenger Steam Ship

Remuera, Passenger Steam Ship