Standard Fruit & Steamship Co.
(Vaccaro Line)

USA

Sailings Winter 1927-28
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Atlantida
Amapala

(Though not mentioned in the brochure, the fares list indicates the use of these ships on the route.)
New Orleans, Havana, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
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? New Orleans, Havana
Morazan (not mentioned in the brochure)
?
New Orleans, Vera Cruz
Virginia
Favorita
Ceiba
Yoro
Tegucigalpa
New Orleans, Cristobal

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Sailings (undated; c. 1929)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Atlantida
Amapala

(These ships are not mentioned, but there is a photo of one of the sisters in the brochure.)
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Puerto Cabezas (or occasionally La Ceiba) to New Orleans.
Granada?
Gatun?
New Orleans, La Ceiba.
(No sailings listed for this route.)
Morazan (not mentioned in the brochure) New Orleans, Vera Cruz.
(No sailings listed for this route.)

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Sailings May-September (1930)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New York, La Ceiba

Sailings (issued February 28, 1933)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gatun
Granada

"at times":
Atlantida
Amapala

New York, Santiago de Cuba, Kingston, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New York.

Sailings (undated; c. 1934)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned to New Orleans via Puerto Cabezas (occasionally substituted for La Ceiba).
Morazan (not mentioned in the brochure) New Orleans, Vera Cruz
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?
New Orleans, La Ceiba.
(No sailings listed for this route.)
Atlantida?
Amapala?
New York, La Ceiba.
(No sailings listed for this route.)

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Sailings 1936 (issued December 13, 1935)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Morazan
Tegucigalpa
(not mentioned in the brochure)
New Orleans, Vera Cruz

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Sailings June-October 1936
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Amapala
Atlantida
New York, Vera Cruz

Sailings (issued June 1936)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned to New Orleans via Puerto Cabezas and La Ceiba.
Morazan New Orleans, Vera Cruz
Tegucigalpa New Orleans, Tampico, Vera Cruz.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans, La Ceiba.
(No sailings listed for this route.)
?
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New York, Santiago de Cuba, Kingston, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New York.
(No sailings listed for this route.)
No ships are mentioned in the brochure.

Sailings October-December 1936 (issued September 15, 1936)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned to New Orleans via Puerto Cabezas.
Morazan New Orleans, Vera Cruz
St. Mary (freight only) New Orleans, Tampico, Vera Cruz, Alvaro Obregon.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
?
?
New Orleans, La Ceiba.
(No sailings listed for this route.)
?
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New York, Santiago de Cuba (every other voyage), Kingston, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New York.
(No sailings listed for this route.)

Sailings (rates valid January-November 1938; issued December 1938) (???)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Atlantida
Amapala
New York, Santiago de Cuba, Kingston, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New York.

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Sailings October-December 1939
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned to New Orleans via Puerto Cabezas and La Ceiba.
Morazan New Orleans, Vera Cruz
Tegucigalpa New Orleans, Tampico, Vera Cruz.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
Atlantida
Amapala
New York, Santiago de Cuba (every other voyage), Kingston, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New York.
?
?
New Orleans, La Ceiba.
(No sailings listed for this route.)
Atlantida and Amapala are not mentioned in the brochure.

Sailings (rates valid December 1939-March 1940)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned to New Orleans via Puerto Cabezas and La Ceiba.

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Sailings (undated; c. 1940)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gatun
Granada
Schedule "A":
Baltimore, Jacmel, Aux Cayes, Chardonnieres, Anse d'Hainault, Leogoane, St. Marc, Port de Paix, Cap Haitien.
Returned directly to Baltimore.

Schedule "B":
Baltimore, Anse d'Hainault, Chardonnieres, Tiberon, Miragoane, Leogoane, St. Marc, Port de Paix, Fond la Grange, Cap Haitien.
Returned directly to Baltimore.

Sailings (undated; c. 1950)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New Orleans, Havana, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
Atlantida
Gatun
New Orleans, Havana, 4-5 Haitian ports.
Returned directly to New Orleans.

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Sailings (issued May 15, 1951)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Cefalu
Contessa
New Orleans, Havana, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
(Occasionally, an additional call was made at Puerto Barrios after La Ceiba.)
Atlantida? New York, Santiago de Cuba, Port-au-Prince, Kingston, La Ceiba.
Returned directly to New York.
(Ports of call according to route map. No sailings listed.)

Information on ships used on certain routes, when not mentioned in the brochures,
has been drawn from the very comprehensive "Going Bananas - 100 Years of American Fruit Ships in the Caribbean" by Mark H. Goldberg.

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