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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
481 cl 1857 at Altona, Slesvig-Holstein, Denmark G. C. Hansen, Tønsberg, Norway  
 1867 Captain S. Harris  from Christiania Apr. 21 to Quebec May 31  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1868 Captain S. Harris  from Christiania Apr. 24 to Quebec June 15  Passenger list: Passenger list 
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 Refondo was built 1857 in Altona, Slesvig-Holstein. Burden was 481 Norwegian Commercial lasts. Owner was G. C. Hansen in Tønsberg. Refondo sailed from Christiania to Quebec with emigrants in 1867 and 1868, mastered by Capt. Harris. The agent was Blichfeldt, Knoph & Co in Christiania.

The Journey from Norway to America in 1867, on the ship Refondo. From Vardal, Norway to Koshkong Prairie, Wisconsin. This account was contributed by Ann Dockwell. Ann Dockwell's grandfather and grandmother came to Quebec on the Refondo. The account was written by one of Ann's relatives who was also on the ship. It is interesting and tells about many people dying on the voyage.

Newspaper announcement from "Hamar Stiftstidende" December, 1867


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