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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
300 cl 1849 at Medford, Mass., U.S.A by Sam, Lapham Ludvigsen & Schjelderup, Christiania, Norway 147.5ft x 29ft x 11ft 
 1866 Captain Plade Stranger  from Christiania Apr. 25 to Quebec June 5  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 Captain Plade Stranger  from Christiania Apr. 9 to Quebec May 22   
 1868 Captain Plade Stranger  from Christiania Apr. 7 to Quebec May 15  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1869 Captain Peter A. Stibolt  from Christiania May 19 to Quebec June 19   
 1870 Captain S. W. Flood  from Christiania Apr. 9 to Quebec June 5   
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
Bark Argonaut
Bark Argonaut. Painter: unknown - Source: Norsk Maritimt Museum - License: contact owner

The ship Argonaut was built by Sam. Lapham in Medford, Mass. USA in 1849. She had a tonnage of 305 Norwegian Commercial lasts. Her length was 147,5 feet and beam 29 feet, depth of 11 feet. She was rebuilt in 1874. Owned by Ludvigsen & Scheldrup in Christiania from 1864. Argonaut sailed from Norway to Quebec with emigrants 1866 - 1870.

In 1866 the Argonaut departed from Christiania on Apr. 25th. She was sailing in ballast, carrying 353 steerage passengers. An infant died of debility on the voyage. One woman had a wound on her knee incised. There were two births on the ocean. The Argonaut was mastered by Capt. Plade Stranger and had a crew of 18. Passenger list 1866

The announcement was printetd in the newspaper "Ringeriges Ugeblad" 13. Feb. 1866. The translation reads: "If a sufficient number of passengers signs on, the copper hooded, 1st classed Frigate Ship, "Argonaut" c. 300 Commercelæster, (Norwegian Commercial lasts) mastered by Capt. Plade Stranger, will sail from Christiania to Quebec in the middle of April. The ship is a good sailor, and an excellent passenger ship. With its bright spacey and 7 feet high between deck it fulfills all expectations of passenger accommodation nowadays. enrolling of passengers and further information can be obtained at G. F. Rielsen in Christiania."

In 1867 she departed Christiania on Apr. 9the. She arrived to Quebec with 303 passengers on May 22nd. She was mastered by Capt. Plade Stranger. In 1868 she departed Christiania on Apr. 8th, and arrived to Quebec on May 29th with 260 passengers. Also this year mastered by Capt. Plade Stranger. In 1869 the ship Argonaut departed from Christiania on Apr. 19th. She was sailing in in ballast, carrying 272 steerage passengers and 3 cabin passengers. There were two births and one boy died of cholera on the voyage. She arrived at Quebec on June 19th. This year the Argonaut was mastered by Capt. P.A. Stibolt, with a crew of 17.

Newspaper announcement from "Hamar Stiftstidende" 26. Feb. 1869: Excellent passenger accommodation to America. The emigrant ship "Argonaut" 313 ½ Com.-Læst, (Norwegian Commercial lasts) now mastered by Capt. Peter A. Stibolt will sail on April 8th from Christiania to Quebec with passengers. The fee is low. People that are going to emigrate must take contact in time to get good places on board. (Agent) S. E. Nielsen, Store Strandgade no 10, by the stock exchange Christiania.

In 1870 the Argonaut departed from Christiania on Apr. 9th. This year she was sailing in ballast, carrying 247 steerage passengers. Two infants died of bronchitis, on April 29th, Gunder, the son of Lars Hendriksen (36), and Tun (33) died. Then on May 15th, Anton, son of Syver Gundersen (32) and Kari (28) died. The Argonaut wasmastered by Capt. S. W. Flood, with a crew of 19. in 1870

Newspaper announcement from "Correspondenten" in Skien 25. Feb. 1870. The announcement says that the ship would pick up passengers in Horten on the way from Christiania to Quebec. Passengers from Skien would have free transport on a steamship from Skien to Horten. Captains account 1866:

Sp. 4391.00


Lars Larsen No.6 Friplads for Indskrivning af c_a 50 pgrs



Moderation paa Skrædder Sørensen barn No. 127


-do- " Mathias Olsen -do- No. 191


Avertisementsomkostninger - Morgenbladet


-do- - Aftenbladet


-do- - Aftenposten


-do- - Avertisementsbladet


-do- - Oplandske Blade


-do- - Hedmarken Amtstidende


-do- - Ringerikes Ugeblad


-do- - Kristians Amtstedende


-do- - Hamars Budslikke


-do- - Lillehammers Tilskuer


-do- - Østerdølen


Trykkningsomkostninger af Planer, Blankette etc.


Salær til Omang Hamar ifølge Regning


-do- " Jørgensen & Larsen hersteds


Telegrammar, Porto etc.


5% af Passagerfragten Sp. 201.114

Commission til mig 5%

2% " Landgangspenger Sp. 7.5


Sp. 337.81


Sp. 4053.39

som her medfølger

Christiania, den 19de April 1866


Peter A. Alm af Gjøvik


- 5%


Sp. 15.04

Total sum

Sp. 4068.63

Fire Tusende sexti og otte Speciedaler, 63 Skilling

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