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300 kl 1868 at Laxevaag, Bergen, Norway by Hr. J. Grans Verft Konsul Chr. K. Gran, Bergen, Norway 145ft x 31ft x 19ft 
 1868 March 7 Bergen; launched and named Argo the Future Black Sea SailorAtlantic Journey ID 8134
 1868 Captain Kuhnle  from Bergen May 17 to Quebec June 21  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1868 June 13 spoken off Brandy Potts, Atlantic Journey ID 8135
 1868 June 22 Quebec from Bergen, reported 235 passengersAtlantic Journey ID 8136
 1868 July 11 leaving Quebec for Lough Foyle with dry woodAtlantic Journey ID 8137
 1868 Aug. 14 Belfast from QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 8138
 1868 Aug. 29 leaving Belfast for CardiffAtlantic Journey ID 8139
 1868 Oct. 7 Queenstown; from Quebec to Troon with loss of jib and sail. Crew overworkedAtlantic Journey ID 8140
 1868 Nov. 5 Liverpool from QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 8141
 1868 Nov. 22 Table Bay from CardiffAtlantic Journey ID 8142
 1869 Jan. 5 leaving Table Bay for Akyab, Capt. KuhnleAtlantic Journey ID 8143
 1871 Captain C. L. Gran  from Bergen May 14 to Quebec June 26  Passenger list: Passenger list 
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 Argo was built at Grams shipyard in Bergen in 1868. Her tonnage was 622 tons gross, and 600 net. In 1871 the Argo departed from Bergen on May 14 in ballast. She was carrying 1 cabin and 333 steerage passengers. There had been one birth on the voyage. When she arrived the quarantine station at Grosse Īle on June 25th, 2 of the passengers were sick with diarrhoea. She was released from quarantine the same day, and headed on for Quebec. This year the Argo was mastered by Capt. C. L. Gran, and had a crew of 16. [Grosse Isle report, from the Canada Sessional Papers and Passenger list]

Argo, emigrant ship
Painting of the Argo
, on this picture rigged as a bark. - Painter: unknown. - Source: Norsk Maritimt Museum


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