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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
154 kl 1839 at Arendal, Norway Christian Stephansen, Arendal, Norway  
 1847 Jan. 7 Royan for New Orleans, Capt. StephansenAtlantic Journey ID 8105
 1847 March 24 New Orleans from BordeauxAtlantic Journey ID 8106
 1847 April 30 Havre from New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 8107
 1847 Captain Nicolai Stephansen  from Havre May 18 to New York June 23   
 1847 May 18 Havre for New York (German emigrants)Atlantic Journey ID 8108
 1847 June 23 New York from Havre with passengersAtlantic Journey ID 8109
 1847 Aug. 8 Cork from New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 8110
 1847 Aug. 11 Liverpool from New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 8111
 1847 Aug. 28 Liverpool for NorwayAtlantic Journey ID 8112
 1848 Jan. 30 New Orleans from La Rochelle, Capt. StephansenAtlantic Journey ID 8113
 1848 Captain Nicolai Stephansen  from Arendal to New Orleans Nov. 30   
 1849 Jan. 8 leaving New Orleans for TriestAtlantic Journey ID 8114
 1849 March 26 Triest from New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 8115
 1849 April 21 Buccari from TriestAtlantic Journey ID 8116
 1849 Sept. 19 leaving Bordeaux for New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 8117
 1849 Dec 24 New Orleans for CadizAtlantic Journey ID 8118
 1850 Feb. 7 Cadiz from New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 8119
 1850 March 7 leaving Cadez for New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 8120
 1850 Captain Nicolai Stephansen  from Arendal Sep. 9 to New Orleans Nov. 8  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1850 May 24 leaving New Orleans for LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 8121
 1850 July 5 Liverpool from New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 8122
 1850 July 14 Liverpool for Arendal (home in Norway)Atlantic Journey ID 8123
 1850 Sept. 9 Rigged and ready to sail from Arendal to New Orleans with ab. 120 passengersAtlantic Journey ID 8124
 1850 Dec. 2 leaving New Orleans for GlasgowAtlantic Journey ID 8125
 1851 Jan. 12 Glasgow/Clyde from New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 8126
 1851 Feb. 12 leaving Glasgow for BostonAtlantic Journey ID 8127
 1851 April 12 Boston from ClydeAtlantic Journey ID 8128
 1851 April 26 Boston for St. Andrews (N. B.)Atlantic Journey ID 8129
 1851 May 4 St. Andrews (N. B.) from BostonAtlantic Journey ID 8130
 1851 Juni 21 off Portland: from St. Andrews N. B. to Hull, EnglandAtlantic Journey ID 8131
 1851 June 28 Hull from St. AndrewsAtlantic Journey ID 8132
 1851 July 12 Hull for Arendal (Norway)Atlantic Journey ID 8133
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

The Amerika belonged to Chr. Stephensen of Arendal. Stephansen was the first Norwegian shipowner to start a regular line between Norway and France, and between Bordeaux and New Orleans. In September 1850 the Amerika sailed from Arendal to New Orleans with 120 passenger of which some was proceeding on to San Francisco. Most of them were going to dig for gold.


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