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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,872 gross 1863 at Jarrow-on-Tyne by Palmer‘s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. National Line 325ft x 41.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1863  Oct. 27, launched as the Carolina for Fernie BrosAtlantic Journey ID 4710
 1863  Renamed Pennsylvania for National LineAtlantic Journey ID 4711
 1864  Feb. 16, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4712
 1870  Liverpool     New York  June 14 Chartered by the American Emigrant CompanyTransatlantc ID
 1872  Rebuilt: lengthened to 391.6ft, fitted with compound engines by Laird Bros - renamed CanadaAtlantic Journey ID 4713
 1894  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 4714
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


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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.
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