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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
208 cl 1856 at Westervik G. C. Hansen, Tønsberg, Norway 136ft x 27ft x 16ft 
 1867 Captain L. M. Bjønness  from Christiania July 6 to Quebec Aug. 25  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 bark Chapman was built in Sweden 1856, at Fredell's shipyard. Her tonnage was 208 Norwegian Comercial lasts. She was 136 feet of length x 27ft. beam and 16 ft. depth. She was owned by J. C. Hansen in Tønsberg. In 1867 she departed from Christiania July 6 and arrived to Quebec July 25. She was mastered by Capt. L. M. Bjønnes. The agents were Blichfeldt, Knoph & Co. in Christiania. See announcement below.

Newspaper announcement concerning the Norwegian emigrant ship Chapman
Newspaper announcement from "Hamar Stiftstidende" June 7, 1867
"The emigrant ship Chapman, classified 1st class, copper hooded [hull], Capt Bjønnes, will depart from Christiania for Quebec with passengers, probably on June 20th, the fee is low, enrolling and information at Blichfeldt, Knoph & Co, authorized emigration agents, Prindsens gade no. 3, Christiania."



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