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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
214 kl 1855 at Nøsteodden, Drammen, Norway by J. Jørgensen A. Naumann, Drammen, Norway  
 1866 Captain J. C. Jørgensen  from Drammen May 4 to Quebec June 11  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 Captain Hansen  from Drammen May 4 to Quebec June 19  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1868 Captain Hansen  from Drammen Apr. 30 to Quebec July 3  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1870 Captain J. Hansen  from Christiania May 4 to Quebec June 30   
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 Fauna was built 1855 at Nostedodden in Drammen, by J. Jørgensen. She was owned by Th. Neumann of Drammen in 1864. Burden was 214 Norwegian Commercial lasts, dimensions: 117 feet long, 27,7 feet beam and dept 16 feet. Master was I. O. Moulin from 1855. This vessel is referred to as both Ship and Bark, and probably the type of rig was changed. In 1866 the ship Fauna departed from Drammen May 4, and arrived at Quebec June 11. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 171 steerage passengers and 1 cabin passenger. There was one birth during the crossing. She was mastered by Capt. J. C. Jørgensen and had a crew of 14 crew. Unfortunately the last pages of the list is missing, so only the names of 125 passengers are known. In 1867 the ship Fauna departed from Drammen May 4, and arrived at Quebec June 19. She was carrying 251 passengers. Mastered by Capt. Hansen. The Fauna was re-rigged from ship to bark between 1866 and 1868, as this was more economic. In 1868 the bark Fauna departed from Drammen Apr. 30, and arrived at Quebec July 6. She was carrying 189 passengers. On July 3rd they arrived at the quarantine station at Grosse Île. After passing through the quarantine station, the passengers were landed on July 6th. Master was Capt. Hansen. Her tonnage was 214 Norwegian Commercial lasts. The passenger list was archived by the National Archives of Canada [NAC]. In 1870 the bark Fauna departed from Christiania May 7, and arrived at Quebec June 30. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 270 steerage passengers. All was well at arrival. Mastered by Capt. J. Hansen, with a crew of 13.

By Mina Selvig Johnson / Bill Selvig
This story is an account from the crossing on the Fauna in 1868. It is chapter V in the book THE SELVIG STORY. The story was submitted by Bill Selvig, who's family was on the ship in 1868. Written by Mina Olivia Selvig Johnson, the daughter of Bernt Olsen and Hanna Caroline Christensen Selvig who was on the ship.


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