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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
179 kl 1848 at Kjerringholmen, Stavanger, Norway by Ploug & Sundt J. A. K°hler & Co., Stavanger, Norway  
 1848 March 17 launched in StavangerAtlantic Journey ID 8878
 1849 Captain J. C. Westergaard  from Stavanger May 16 to New York June 28  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1849 May 16. Cabin passengers (20) include carpenter Balchen and Ommundsen with family from Stavanger. Steering passengers from Hardanger, Skaanevig, Hjelmelands, NŠrstrands, Skjolds and Strands parishAtlantic Journey ID 8879
 1849 August; leaving New York for St. ▄besAtlantic Journey ID 8880
 1849 Dec. 11 leaving Genua for Trapani , Capt. WestergaardAtlantic Journey ID 8881
 1850 Captain J. C. Westergaard  from Stavanger May 16 to New York June 26   
 1850 Nov. 5 New York from Newcastle with 35 passasjerer, 42 days at sea, Capt. DiriksAtlantic Journey ID 8882
 1850 Dec. 18 loading in New York for MarseilleAtlantic Journey ID 8883
 1851 March 15 Marseille from New York with oak wood and salted meat Atlantic Journey ID 8884
 1851 July in New York from Palermo with fruit ($2700)Atlantic Journey ID 8885
 1851 July 12, leaving New York for St. ▄bes in ballastAtlantic Journey ID 8886
 1851 Sept. 2 off Portland (England); from St. ▄bes to Norway, Capt. DiriksAtlantic Journey ID 8887
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 1849 the brig Favoriten departed from Stavanger on May 16th and arrived at New York June 28th. She was mastered by Capt. Westergaard. She was carrying 191 passengers when she arrived at New York. In 1850 the brig Favoriten left Stavanger on May 16th, just behind the schooner Rogaland which was also sailing with passengers for new York. The Favoriten had 163 steerage passengers and 19 children under 1 year. She was also carrying 43 cabin passengers and 5 children under 1 year. 9 of the families came from Stavanger, all of them craftsmen. Most of the passenger's were from Ryfylke, especially from Hjelmeland, and many from Karm°y, Hardanger and Egersund. There was no one from JŠren. On July 9th, the Favoriten was inspected by the New York customs and was probably fined for bringing 15 passengers more then they were allowed to, according to the 1819 passenger act. The total value of her cargo was 6000$. There is no information of her calling at Newcastle. On July 15th she departed New York for her return voyage to Stavanger. Nov. 5th, 1850 a Norwegian ship by the name of Favoriten showed up in New York again, this time from Newcastle with 35 passengers. (After 42 days at sea).


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