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.