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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
194 kl 1859 at Tvedestrand, Norway by I. Tangen Holm & B. Broch, Drammen, Norway  
 1859 December 9 London from DrammenAtlantic Journey ID 10356
 1860 April 21 cleared from Waterfor for Quebecand arrived there May 24Atlantic Journey ID 10357
 1860 June 16 cleared from Quebec to London. Arived Gravesend/London July 19Atlantic Journey ID 10358
 1860 November 12 Gravesend/London from Drammen, cleared Dec. 8 for St. Ybes, arrived there Dec. 20Atlantic Journey ID 10359
 1861 Captain Carl Deckmann  from Drammen May 17 to Quebec July 14  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1861 May 24 off Dungeness (England); from Drammen to Quebec with emigrantsAtlantic Journey ID 10360
 1861 Passengers presented the Captain with a silver decoration and a gold ring for him as a gratitude for a safe journey.Atlantic Journey ID 10361
 1861 boarded at the Quebec quarantine station: 3 cabin and 260 steerage passengers, 13 crew, 3 deathsAtlantic Journey ID 10362
 1861 August 9 Quebec for Cork (Irland), arrived Cork Sept. 7Atlantic Journey ID 10363
 1861 November 17. Gravesend/London from Drammen, returning Nov.30 to DrammenAtlantic Journey ID 10364
 1862 Captain Carl Deckmann  from Drammen Apr. 15 to Quebec June 21   
 1862 June 23 Montreal from Drammen, leaving Montreal July 31 for Queenstown (Irland)Atlantic Journey ID 10365
 1862 September 3 Falmouth from Montreal, Sept. 10 Gravesend/LondonAtlantic Journey ID 10366
 1862 October 4 off Øresund for Pilot (from North), November 7 Øresund (from South)Atlantic Journey ID 10367
 1862 November 16 Gravesend/London from Søderhamn (Sweden) leaving Dec. 1 for DrammenAtlantic Journey ID 10368
 1863 April 25. Christiania from London in ballast, returning May 8 to London with IceAtlantic Journey ID 10369
 1864 March 29 Waterford from Drøbak, leaving April 25 for Quebec in ballastAtlantic Journey ID 10370
 1864 June 13 Quebec from Waterford, leaving July 2 for Cork (Ireland)Atlantic Journey ID 10371
 1864 August 2 Cork from Quebec. Sept. 2 off Øresund: from Cork to the Baltic in ballastAtlantic Journey ID 10372
 1864 September 12 Gefle (Sweden) from Cork leaving Oct. 11 for Alicante (Spain)Atlantic Journey ID 10373
 1865 January 31 off Deal: from Torrevieja to Drammen 37 Days (with salt).Atlantic Journey ID 10374
 1865 June 5 London from Drammen, leaving June 15 London for StockholmAtlantic Journey ID 10375
 1865 August 10 off Øresund: from Søderhamn (Sweden) to England with timberAtlantic Journey ID 10376
 1865 September 2 Lisbon from SøderhamnAtlantic Journey ID 10377
 1866 Captain Carl Deckmann  from Drammen Apr. 24 to Quebec May 12  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1866 Of the passengers 61 from Næs in Hallingdal, 31 from Flå in Hallingdal, 19 from Valdres, 55 from Eggedal, 15 from Drammen, 13 from Sigdal, 2 from Ringerike, 8 from Borre, 1 from Lysaker, 2 from Modum and 10 from Krødsherrad all with some 5000 spd in cash.Atlantic Journey ID 10378
 1866 May 10 Roomers of a devastating fire onboard denied in the newspapers.Atlantic Journey ID 10379
 1866 July 9 Quebec for London arrived Gravesend/London Aug. 8Atlantic Journey ID 10381
 1866 May 12 Portsmouth with emigrants for Quebec, left next dayAtlantic Journey ID 10380
 1866 August 18 London for HelsingørAtlantic Journey ID 10382
 1866 October 16 leaving London for ChristianiaAtlantic Journey ID 10383
 1867 Captain Carl Deckmann  from Drammen May 5 to Quebec June 22  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 Of the passengers 124 from Næs, 13 from Hurum, 6 from Holmsbo, 1 from Nore, 1 from Åsgårdstrand, 5 from Flå, 13 from Holmestrand, 4 from Botne, 21 from Eiker, 16 from Hillestad Sogn, 1 from Trondheim, 6 from Drammen and 1 from RingerikeAtlantic Journey ID 10384
 1867 One young passenger from Næs disappeared 2 days before the departure with his own and his 2 brothers money, some 60 – 70 spd.
One family from Eiker didn’t reach the departure but got onboard while the ship anchored off Svelvik
Atlantic Journey ID 10385
 1867 Towed to sea by the icebreaker “Pluggen” due to severe ice condition in Drammens fjord of ice up to 13 inches thick (Stålis)Atlantic Journey ID 10386
 1867 July 24 Quebec for Dordrecht (Holland)Atlantic Journey ID 10387
 1867 September 21 off Øresund: from Dordrecht to Sundsvall in ballast, arrived there Sept. 30Atlantic Journey ID 10388
 1867 November 18 Texel from Sundsvall, leaving Texel for Drammen Dec. 4Atlantic Journey ID 10389
 1868 June 1 London from Drammen, returning June 10 to DrammenAtlantic Journey ID 10390
 1868 September 3 London from Drammen, returning Oct. 16 to DrammenAtlantic Journey ID 10391
 1869 April 2 off Deal: for St. LawrenceAtlantic Journey ID 10392
 1869 July 19 London from Rimouski, leaving July 27 for Sundsvall. Aug. 3 off Øresund: from London to Sundsvall in ballastAtlantic Journey ID 10393
 1869 September 1 leaving Sundsvall for England, arriving London Sept 8Atlantic Journey ID 10394
 1870 Captain Carl Deckmann  from Drammen May 5 to Quebec June 22  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1870 Passenger from Nordre Land, Hadeland, Ringerike, Modum, Kongsberg, Drammen, Lier, Skoger, Horten and Holmestrand, carrying total some 2000 Spesidaler in cash.Atlantic Journey ID 10395
 1871 May 3 Gravesend saved the crew of Slup Neptun of Drammen. Wrecked at sea on her way to KragerøAtlantic Journey ID 10396
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

In 1861 the bark Askur departed from Drammen on May 17th and arrived at the quarantine station at Grosse Île on July 12th. She proceeded to Quebec the same day. The ship sailed in ballast, and was carrying 3 cabin and 260 steerage passengers. There had been 3 deaths on the voyage. She was mastered by Captain C. Dechmann and had a crew of 13. Because the National Archives of Canada [NAC] did not start the archiving of passenger lists before 1865, and the Norwegian emigration records did not start before 1867, there is no surviving passenger list for this voyage in any of those archives. Timeline to records.

The two newspaper announcements are from Ringeriges Ugeblad in 1862. The first one is an announcement for passengers. It says that if a sufficient number of passengers enrolled, the ship would sail with emigrants for Quebec in April, as it did the year before. The ship was fast sailer and 1st classed. It would be mastered by Capt. Dechmann. The announcement also states that a recommendation from the passengers that sailed in 1861 was printed in the Morgenbladet on August 16th 1861. The second announcement says that the ship was going to depart on April 15th, and according to other sources she departed Drammen on Apr. 15 and arrived at Quebec on June 21. Like for the vojage in 1861, there is no surviving passenger list for this voyage. Agents were Aug. Christiophersen, C. Høstad and Holm & Brock. The owners of the ship also announced for passengers from Drammen to Quebec in 1863, but we have not found confirmation for the Askur doing such a voyage that year.

In 1866 the bark Askur departed from Drammen on Apr. 24th and arrived at Quebec on June 12th. She was sailing in ballast, and her tonnage was given to be 404 tons. She was carrying 198 steerage passengers and 3 cabin passengers. One child was born on the voyage. It was on April 29th, the child of Andreas Bjørgrud 27, and Ingeborg 40. Also this year the Askur was mastered by Capt. C. Dechmann, and she had a crew of 13. The passenger list for this voyage is kept at the National Archives of Canada [NAC]. The list has been transcribed and included in our database

In 1867 bark Askur (404 tons), Captain C. Deckmann, departed from Drammen May 5th and arrived at Quebec on June 22nd. She was carrying 212 passengers. She was the 54th Quebec arrival for 1867. The passenger list for this voyage is kept at the National Archives of Canada [NAC].

In 1870 bark Askur (403.49 tons), arrived at Quebec from Drammen in ballast. She was carrying 175 steerage passengers. One infant died of bronchitis; Mathea (6 mo.), daughter of Marthinius Andersen Smed (26½) and Randi Johanne (25). Another child died before departure from Drammen; Rønnov Marie (5), daughter of Nils K. Bargh (41) and Berthe Marie (38). ASKUR was mastered by Capt. C. Dechmann, with a crew of 13. The passenger list for this voyage is kept at the National Archives of Canada [NAC].

Sources: [Morgenbladet, Ringeriges Ugeblad, Passenger lists, Grosse Île reports]


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