Lykes Brothers S.S. Co., Inc
800 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA
6 JUN - 24 AUG 1972
This was my first experience on sailing with passengers. The Lykes Brothers Steamship of New Orleans had acommotation on all ships for either 4 or 12 passengers. The Aimee Lykes had the capability of transporting 4 passengers. This was actually quite a deal. The voyages to Africa could go anywhere from 75 to 100 days depending on ports and other issues. The fare at the time for an African trip was in the neighborhood of $1600. A person could not live cheaper at home!
Picture taken from the bow of SS Aimee Lykes
On safari with the passengers, we saw may African wild life while we were at Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
Above: Aimee departing loaded to the marks. (Plimsol that is....) Credit to: www.teyurtseven.org
Thanks to Mr. Thompson Lykes for providing me with this clipping from an incident when Aimee ran aground on an early voyage in her career.