Between 1873 and 1935 the Red Star Line shipping company transported almost three million people with their life packed in a few cases and full of expectations from Antwerp to America and Canada the promised land for fortune seekers and everyone looking for a better life.
The buildings of the Red Star Line, still exist. They were in very bad shape, untill the town council of Antwerp decided to purchase the Red Star Line buildings at the location called "t'eilandje" from the Antwerp Port Authority in 2005 to restore the building in their original state.
They are located in Antwerp near the Scheldt (river), from where the ships set off on the transatlantic voyage.
It remains a place of remembrance, a "lieu de mémoire" for the millions of emigrants who set out for a new life in the States via Antwerp.
In 2010 the foundations of the new Red Star Line museum have started.
The amazing museum opened to the public on 28/9/2013.
This website has been built in memory of all emigrants who left to the 'new world from Antwerp.It has the aim to provide a considerable amount of data concerning
the ships and the company itself. It's not connected to the Red Star Line Museum in any way. Should you want information about the Red Star Line museum (RSL museum) of Antwerp please click on this link