The bark New Brunswick was built in 1864 at Kiswick , Pugwash, Nova Scotia in Canada. She had a tonnage
of 499 gross ton, 480 net. Dimensions were: length 128 feet x beam 28,5 feet and dept 16,6 feet.
She was owned by N. W. Cock of Brevik. This ship made a number of voyages with emigrants from Norway, but was also engaged in the freight of cotton from the USA and timber from Canada. The New Brunswick was lost on the Lancashire Coast off England on Nov. 7th 1890.
||Newspaper announcement from the "Correspondenten" in Skien Nov. 26th - 1866; Passenger accommodation to America. N. W. Cock's fast and first classed sailing ship "New Brunswick", mastered by Capt. S. C. Larsen, will depart with passengers from Skien to Quebec in the beginning of April 1867. Passengers are recommended to enroll on this, in the passenger freight, well fitted and well equipped ship, belonging to Mr. Cock of Brevig, at merchant Chr. W Eberhardt in Skien |
In 1867 the bark departed from Brevig Apr. 12th, and arrived at Quebec May 31st. She was carrying 146 passengers. Master was Capt. S. C. Larsen.
In 1868 she departed from Christiania May 25th, and arrived at Quebec Aug. 17th. After 3 weeks at sea the ship had passed off Ireland and was hit by very strong contrary winds which forced her back past Scotland and in to the North Sea. The pumps started to fail, and the Captain took the ship in to port at Haugesund. There was no damage to the ship it self, and it soon proceeded on her way again. According to the newspaper notice the ship was carrying 290 passengers, mainly from the Toten and Vardal area. The New Brunswick arrived at Quebec with 286 passengers. In the magazine of "Sol°r Slektshistorielag", "SlŠkt og slekt", no.
2-2006. there is an article with some information given by Hans Eriksen, (b.
04.07.1849 in Grue). He emigrated on the "New Brunswick" in 1868, and gave some information about the voyage many year later (1921). According to his information, he remembered that 21 of the passengers had died during the crossing.
In 1869 the bark New Brunswick departed from Namsos May 7th, and arrived at Quebec June 21st. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 246 steerage passengers. There was one birth on the voyage. There were several deaths on the voyage, five children died, a 68 year old man died of cold and debility, and another man died of pneumonia. The New Brunswick was mastered by Capt. Larsen and had a crew of 14.
In 1870 the bark New Brunswick departed from Namsos May 12th, and arrived at Quebec June 28th. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 266 steerage passengers and 2 cabin passengers. There was an outbreak of measles, and varioloid (smallpox) When the ship arrived at the quarantine station on Grosse ╬le, 40 of the passengers were sick. They were landed. There was one birth and four deaths on the voyage. The New Brunswick was mastered by Capt. S. C. Larsen, and had a crew of 13. Her tonnage on this voyage was given to be 484 tons.