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Was it Rijeka/Fiume-Trieste-Dubrovnik-or a German port ?

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  • Frank Kurchina
    Wrote that Slovaks would not have traveled to Dubrovnik, Croatia to emigrate to North America because this port was located 450 miles distant from Slovakia and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 8, 2001
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      Wrote that Slovaks would not have traveled to Dubrovnik, Croatia to
      emigrate to North America because this port was located 450 miles
      distant from Slovakia and entailed a long sea voyage.

      Rijeka is located 260 miles from Dubrovnik.
      Trieste is located 300 miles from Dubrovnik.

      After 1904 it may have been another matter.

      1867-1918 Istria, including port of Trieste, was part of Austria
      under the dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

      Port city of Rijeka (C) Fiume (I) was part of Hungarian Modrus-Fiume
      Megye (county) under the dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

      In 1903, Hungary established the most restrictive Emigration Law in
      the world and tried to funnel all emigrants leaving Hungary via
      Rijeka/Fiume.
      The law also enabled the Hungarian government to make a contract with
      the Cunard Steamship Company for a direct Fiume to New York route.

      Pre-WW I

      Migration from Hungary
      via Rijeka/Fiume

      1903 0 emigrants
      1904 22016
      1905 35961
      1906 49332
      1907 47620
      1908 15411
      1909 36824
      1910 36834
      1911 18532
      1912 21922
      1913 20847

      Migration from Hungary
      via Trieste

      1904 0 emigrants
      1905 867
      1906 3621
      1907 6028
      1908 1805
      1909 4729
      1910 4299
      1911 2379
      1912 3959
      1913 4345
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