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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
95 kl 1840 at Skåtøy, Kragerø, Norway Henrich Biørn jr., Kragerø, Norway  
 1845 Captain O. E. Krog  from Skien - Kragerø July 4 to New York Aug. 22  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1845 Left New York for Madeira with a load of planks, corn and flourAtlantic Journey ID 8473
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 Præciosa departed from Kragerø on about July 4th with 94 passengers and a load of iron (1194½ Skpnd.) for New York. She arrived at New York on August 21nd, 45 days after leaving Norway. The passenger list is dated August 22nd. She was mastered by Capt. Krog. The voyage is mentioned in an old letter (A04890) that is held by the Norwegian Emigration Museum at Hamar. The writer tells that they bought their passage from Consul "Bøiern" in Kragerø.

The voyage is also mentioned in "A Family History" by Selma S. Casberg, printed by Crescent Printing Co., Inc., 1416 Caledonia, LaCrosse, WI 54601: "Torger Nilsen Revoldsrud, his wife, and eight children emigrated on the Præciosa, and landed in New York on August 21, 1845, 45 days after leaving Norway. The ship carried some iron and 94 steerage passengers. The captain of the ship was named Krug."


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