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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
451,6 reg.t 1858 at Bremerhafen, Germany N. W. Cock, Brevik, Norway  
 1866 June 12 Miramichi from Hamburg, Capt. LarsenAtlantic Journey ID 9361
 1866 July 7 Strangford from Miramich, July 26 leaving Strangford for SwanseaAtlantic Journey ID 9362
 1866 September 9 Barcelona to SwanseaAtlantic Journey ID 9364
 1867 Captain R. Larsen  from Bergen May 2 to Quebec June 18  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 May 2. With the ship Helvetia of Brevik are 248 passengers cleared for America. They are from Nordland 1, Førde 16, Nordfjord 19, Askevold 7, Ulvik 7, Ladevik 1, Evenvik 12, Lindaas 9, Hammer 11, Haus 9, Vos 2, Bergen 3,Atlantic Journey ID 9365
 1867 Klosterø 4, Stordøen 10, Fjeldberg 6, Hardanger 131. Of these were 163 over 14 years, 21 between 10-14 years, 52 between 1-10 and 12 breast-feed children.Atlantic Journey ID 9366
 1867 June 18 Quebec from Bergen with 248 emigrants. Capt. LarsenAtlantic Journey ID 9367
 1867 August 19 London from QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 9368
 1867 August 31 London for GefleAtlantic Journey ID 9369
 1867 November 11 London from Gefle, leaving Nov. 20 for BrevikAtlantic Journey ID 9370
 1868 June 18 Quebec from BrevikAtlantic Journey ID 9372
 1868 August 18 London from Quebec, leaving Aug. 2 for HelsingørAtlantic Journey ID 9373
 1869 March 13 London from Brevik, leaving April 7 for ChristianiaAtlantic Journey ID 9375
 1869 Captain R. Larsen  from Christiania May 5 to Quebec June 22  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1869 June 28 Montreal from ChristianiaAtlantic Journey ID 9377
 1869 July 13 Quebec for London. August 19 off Deal: from MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 9378
 1869 August 20 London from MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 9380
 1869 October 29 Helvolet from BrevikAtlantic Journey ID 9381
 1870 March 23 off Truro Point: From BrevikAtlantic Journey ID 9382
 1870 April 15 leaving Truro Point for QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 9383
 1870 May 23 Quebec from Truro, leving June 7 Quebec for DublinAtlantic Journey ID 9384
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 Helvetia was built in 1852 at Bremerhafen in Germany. Her tonnage was 212,5 Norwegian Commercial lasts, or 451 tons gross, 437 tons net. Purchased by Nicolai W. Coch of Brevik in 1866, and mastered by capt. Rudolph C. J. Larsen. In 1867 the bark Helvetia departed from Bergen May 2, and arrived at Quebec June 17. She was carrying 248 passengers. Master was Capt. R. Larsen. The passenger list for this voyage was archived by the National Archives of Canada [NAC]. In 1869 the bark Helvetia departed from Christiania May 5, nad arrived at Quebec June 23. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying carrying 262 steerage passengers, all well at arrival. The Helvetia was mastered by Capt. R. Larsen, and had a crew of 13. The passenger list for this voyage was archived by the National Archives of Canada [NAC], and the passenger were listed in the Christiania Police Emigration Records, kept by the Statsarkivet in Norway. The Helvetia was wrecked in 1888.


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