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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
352 kl 1866 at Bergen, Norway Torger Svanøe, Bergen, Norway  
 1866 Captain N. C. Erpecom  from Bergen May 14 to Quebec June 16   
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 1866 the ship Gustav Adolphe departed from Bergen May 14, and arrived at Quebec June 16. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 392 steerage passengers and 12 cabin passengers. Six children died from cold and debility during the crossing. One child was born, but died subsequently. On June 4, Erik 9 months of age, son of Ole M. Grandalen 34, and Margit 33 died, on May 14, son, born - May 26, died, son of Ingebrecht Knudsen 27, and Marit 32, May 23, Nils, nine months son of Even Andersen 3, June 11, Anne, 2 yr daughter of Anders Eilertsen Brothen [?] 34, and Rønnei 34, May 11, Ellef, 3 months son of Hans Ellefsen Heggerud 29, and Anne 25 and on June 8, Halvar, the 9 months son of Halvar Halvarsen Gegsta [?] 34, and Marit 26 died. Gustav Adolphe was mastered Capt. Niels Erpecon and had a crew of 17. Her burden was 352 Norwegian Commercial lasts. The passenger list was archived by the National Archives of Canada [NAC].

Ship Gustav Adolphe
Ship Gustav Adolphe


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