Norway Heritage logo
Brig Norden, J. A. Køhler & Co. Main Page >>

BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
179½ kl 1827 at Pottemakerstranden, Stavanger, Norway J. A. Køhler & Co., Stavanger, Norway  
 1836 Captain Tønnes Willhelmsen  from Stavanger May 25 to New York July 20  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1846 Captain A. M. Rolfsen  from Stavanger May 10 to New York July 15   
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 Brig Norden left Stavanger May 25th, 1836 with 110 passengers and a crew of 12. She arrived at New York August 13th. The "Norden" was the second emigrant ship from Norway to reach America, after the legendary sloop "Restaurationen," which made the voyage eleven years before. The bright colors displayed as the immigrants landed in their best clothes made quite some impression at the harbor. The ship was owned by I. A. Køhler & Co in Stavanger, and had a burden of 114 Norwegian Commercial lasts. She was mastered by Capt. Tønnes Willemsen. The Journey is said to have been cold and wet with stormy weather. The passengers suffered from severe colds and illnesses. They did not have sufficient clothing or shoes. The Captain complained that the passengers had not followed his advice of bringing warm clothes and wooden shoes. Five of the passengers died during the Atlantic crossing, and one child was born.


Emigrant Ship databases

Agents & Shipping lines
Shipping lines, Norwegian agents, authorizations, routes and fleets.

Emigrant ship Arrivals
Trond Austheim's database of emigrant ship arrivals around the world, 1870-1894.

Norwegian departures
100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway - indexed by year 1825-1925
Passenger lists
Norwegian Emigrants 1825-1875 Pre 1875 Norwegian emigrants, passenger lists
  >> Steamships
       arranged by shipping line
  >> Sailing ships
  >> Historic Documents
       & passenger lists
  >> The Voyage
  >> Ports - harbors
  >> Yards & Construction
  >> Miscellaneous
  >> Pioneers & Settlements
Images added during the last 14 days
You can add images of ships and other related motives by using the "Upload Image" link within the appropriate category.
A selection of articles dedicated to help you in your genealogy search for your Norwegian ancestors. Transcripts and pictures of historic documents in connection with the ships and emigration. Also including articles about Pioneers & Norwegian Settlements Around the World
Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
10 last postings: