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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
300 kl 1865 at Sikeň, Sweden J. A. K°hler & Co., Stavanger, Norway  
 1866 Captain O. Larsen  from Bergen May 1 to Quebec June 2  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 Captain O. Larsen  from Bergen May 6 to Quebec June 6  Passenger list: Passenger list 
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The bark Fredrik Petersen was built at Grimstad in 1848 by shipbuilder Tarald Gundersen of Ullesnes. She had a burden of 139 Norwegian Commercial lasts (about 207 register tons). Her owner was Fredrik Anton Petersen's widow, and the ships was named after her late husband. The ship is known to have been a good and solid vessel. The hull was black with white copper hooded ports. In 1866 she departed from Bergen May 1, and arrived at Quebec June 2. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 307 steerage passengers and 4 cabin passengers. 4 children died on the passage and two were ill with cold and debility when they arrived the quarantine station outside Grosse ╬le. One child was born on the voyage. Master was Capt. Larsen. On this voyage she had a crew of 16. The passenger list was archived by the National Archives of Canada [NAC]. In 1867 she departed from Bergen May 6, and arrived at Quebec June 6. The passenger list was archived by the National Archives of Canada [NAC]. the Fredrik Petersen was wrecked in 1887 off Denmark.

Pucture of the Fredrik Peterson
The Fredrik Petersen, rigged as a bark


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