Category Archives: GREAT NORTHERN PACIFIC SS LINES

S.S. GREAT NORTHERN – When the San Francisco to Portland by steamship was faster than the train…

Cruising the Past: When going by steamship between San Francisco and Portland was faster than the train. Aboard the SS Great Northern. The Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company was formed by James Hill on September 30, 1914. The line was to compliment the passenger train service on the Astoria Line and compete with the Southern Pacific trains to San Francisco. ... Read More »

Cruise Ship History: When going by ship from San Francisco to Portland was faster than the train and cost $38.40 round-trip first class.

The Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company was formed by James Hill on September 30, 1914. The line was to compliment the passenger train service on the Astoria Line and compete with the Southern Pacific trains to San Francisco. The company operated two ships, the S.S. Great Northern and S.S. Northern Pacific. The ships proved faster than the Southern Pacific’s express ... Read More »

S.S. GREAT NORTHERN – When the San Francisco to Portland steamship was faster than the train…

The Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company was formed by James Hill on September 30, 1914. The line was to compliment the passenger train service on the Astoria Line and compete with the Southern Pacific trains to San Francisco. The company operated two ships, the S.S. Great Northern and S.S. Northern Pacific. The ships proved faster than the SP’s express trains ... Read More »