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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
214 kl 1864 at Bergen, Norway Aug. Konow, Bergen, Norway  
 1864 Captain I. Christensen  from Bergen May 18 to Quebec Aug. 7  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 Captain A. Thorsen  from Bergen Apr. 25 to Quebec May 29   
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 bark Marie was built in 1864 at Bergen, Norway. She was owned by A. Konow & Co. Master was Capt. I. Christensen. Her burden was 214 Norwegian Commercial lasts.

In the Bergen newspaper "Bergensposten" of June 2nd 1864, there was a notice of a talegram received from Shields, England, stating that the newly built ship Marie of Bergen, mastered by Capt. Christensen, on its way to America with emigrants, was hit by a hurricane, and lost the rig. The ship had arrived "Shilds", all well. We have received some accounts from the voyage, which tels of the horrors the passengers went through on this voyage.

The Mads Knudsen Fauske account. This story is part of a biography written by Mads Knudsen Fauske. It was was submitted by Bob Anderson of Apple Valley, Minnesota. Mads Knudsen Fauske was his g-g-grandfather.
2 accounts of the crossing on the Marie in 1864. Hazel Evans of Faribault, MN, contributed some new pieces of information about this very dramatic voyage on the Marie in 1864
PIONEER HARDSHIPS by N.J. JOHNSON. This story about this crossing on the Marie in 1864 was submitted by Judy Christenson. It is a copy that she received from her 90 years old cousin "Lilly". In a letter to the "Leader" (a newspaper), Mr. Johnson wrote regarding this story; Many years ago I wrote in Norwegian that Iver Johnson Ofstedahl told me about the dangers and hardships (and a little comedy), he and his family went through when coming to America in 1864. I have now translated this story from my notes. It will make one installment. I'm sending the manuscript to his son Iver I. Johnson for his approval and he has graciously released the story.
Hanna Jacobson Starks' account of the voyage on the Marie in 1864. From Darrell L. Trygstad we have received yet another account that was told by Hanna Jacobson Starks to her niece Sophia Jacobson Quarness. Hanna's mother (really step-mother) was the sister of Darell's great-grandmother, Guruanna Olsdatter Jermstad, who was married to the mentioned Johannes Trygstad and whose family was also along on this journey.


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