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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
154 kl  Joh.s Westergaard, Arendal, Norway  
 1837 Captain H. P. Brinck  from Gothenburg to New York Aug. 15  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1853 Captain Math. Olsen  from Limerick to New York July 17   
 1854 Captain Olsen  from Stavanger Apr. 17 to Quebec  Passenger list: Passenger list 
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
Some of the passengers on the 1837 voyage arrived Gothenburg from Skien on the Paketten

In 1854 the ship Niord departed from Stavanger on Apr. 17th, heading for Quebec. The newspaper notice from Morgenbladet states that the ship Niord, mastered by Capt. Olsen of Arendal, departed from Stavanger on Monday [April 17th] for Quebec with 187 emigrants. (source host: Stavanger Amtstidene) Because the National Archives of Canada [NAC] did not start the archiving of passenger lists before 1865, and the Norwegian emigration records did not start before 1867, there is no surviving passenger list for this voyage in any of those archives. Timeline to records. However, some of the names on the passenger list has been reconstructed from other sources.

Morgenbladet, April 27th, 1854


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