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209 kl 1848 at Vasa, Finland Edw. Kraft, Mandal, Norway  
 1861 Captain C. Andersen  from Tvedestrand to Quebec June 22  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1861 From Tvedestrand to Quebec 1861 two ships left with some 300 passengers each, most of them from Robygdelagets Fogderi (Aust-Agder). Atlantic Journey ID 10354
 1861 One of these two ships was the Bark Pręciosa the other could have been Ship Sir Isaach Newton.Atlantic Journey ID 10355
 1868 Captain Olsen  from Mandal to Quebec June 23   
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
According to what is told about this ship, she was an old Russian warship which the English had captured during the Crimean War (1854 - 1856). In 1861 the Pręciosa departed from Tvedestrand on March 30. She arrived at Quebec on June 22.

The Ocean Voyage (on the bark Pręciosa) in 1861: This voyage account from the crossing on the Pręciosa in 1861 was submitted by Holly Batton. It was written by Orabel Thortvedt who was the cousin of Holly's grandfather. She wrote the story in 1928.

Passenger list fragment 1861 compiled from family records and the Telelag of America by Holly Batton. 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.


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