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Post by Archived Topic » Mon Feb 01, 1999 12:00 am

What is the origin of the word "stateroom"?
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Post by Jonathon Green » Tue Feb 02, 1999 8:00 am

The earliest seaboard use of stateroom comes in the mid-17C when it is defined as 'a captain’s or superior officer’s room on board ship.' The use of the the term for passengers is first found in 1774 and defined as a sleeping apartment with one or two berths on a passenger steamer.
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