The ship Nymphen (Nymfen) was a 699 gross ton wooden hulled ship built in Freeport Maine,
1855, and launched as the "USA Times". She was registered to B. Berger and T. C. Bruun,
Drammen, in 1864. Sometime after 1866 she was re-rigged as a bark. In 1875 and 1879 she
was registered to G. C. Hellesen of Drammen. In 1883 to 1893 she was owned by O. Eriksen
and H. N. Gjersøe in Kristiania. The Nymphen was wrecked in 1893. Master in 1864 was B. Berger 1864.
In 1866 the ship Nymphen departed from Drammen Apr. 29th, and arrived at Quebec June 6th. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 372 steerage passengers and 7 cabin passengers. Four passengers died on the voyage. Three of the passengers that died were children and tow of them died of debility. There was also an adult woman among the deaths, it was the wife of Nils Tangen, Marthe age 36, who died while giving birth. The child died together with the mother. Four children
were born. When Nymphen arrived the quarantine station at Grosse Île 3 passengers were sick with debility. The passenger manifest lists "357 Adults and 25 Free". The Nymphen was mastered by Capt. B. Berger and had a crew of 18. The ship had a tonnage of 344 Norwegian Commercial lasts. The passenger list was archived by NAC, and have been transcribed to our online passenger database.
Newspaper announcement from
Hamar Stiftstidende 1866
In 1871 the bark Nymphen departed from Christiania Apr. 27th (might have waited for favorable wind for some days), and arrived at Quebec June 29th. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 303 steerage passengers. There were seven deaths on the voyage and 3 were sick with scarlet fever as the ship arrived at the Quarantine station on Grosse Île June 25th. The ship was detained in quarantine, and was discharged on June 28th. Dead: Peter (5) and Martin (1) sons of Gina Røberg (27); Iver Johannesen (1) traveling with Ole Olsen (34), Karen Iversen (32) and
Randine Iversen (22) and Karen Olsen (3); Peder (1) sone of Peder Pedersen
(29) and his wife Eli (28); Gustav (1) son of Hans I. Amundsen (31) and
his wife Karen Olsdatter (25); 9 month old Bergind, daughter of Knud
Eriksen (36) and his wife Guro (28); 3 month old Mari, daughter of
Gulbrand Ingebritsen (29) and his wife Caroline (25). The Nymphen was mastered by Capt. Bjørnstad, and had a crew of 15. The passenger list was archived by the National Archives of Canada [NAC].
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[Information was submitted by Trond Pedersen, Høvik, Norway]