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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
291 cl 1854 at E. Boston, Mass., U.S.A Ths. Offenberg & Co., Skien, Norway  
 1864 Jun 20, Liverpool to Kronstad, Capt BojesenAtlantic Journey ID 9051
 1865 Jun 27, off Dungeness, from Alicante to Hamburg Atlantic Journey ID 9053
 1865 Jul 3, Cuxhaven from Alicante, leaving 31st for the BalticAtlantic Journey ID 9054
 1865 Nov 6, off Øresund from Axmar to Alicante, Capt. BojesenAtlantic Journey ID 9055
 1865 Dec 3, spoken off Harwich Harbor, from Gefle to Alicante, Capt. HansenAtlantic Journey ID 9056
 1865 Dec 27 Gibraltar from Cardiff and arrive there February 24Atlantic Journey ID 9052
 1866 Feb 13, Gibraltar: from Alicante to Cardiff arrive March 21Atlantic Journey ID 9057
 1866 Apr 23, leaving Cardiff for New York and arrive May 24Atlantic Journey ID 9058
 1866 Jul 25, leaving New York for HavreAtlantic Journey ID 9059
 1866 Sep 20, leaving Havre for SkienAtlantic Journey ID 9060
 1867 Oct 26, off Øresund: from Sundsvall to London with timber, arriving in London Novenber 11Atlantic Journey ID 9065
 1867 Captain Theo. Hansen  from Skien Apr. 20 to Quebec May 30  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 Jul 2, Montreal from SkienAtlantic Journey ID 9061
 1867 Jul 11, leaving Montreal for London arrive August 11Atlantic Journey ID 9062
 1867 Sep 2, London for Sundsvall, arrive September 14thAtlantic Journey ID 9063
 1867 Oct 12, leaving Sundsvall for LondonAtlantic Journey ID 9064
 1867 Dec 11, leaving London/Gravesend for SkienAtlantic Journey ID 9066
 1868 Captain Theo. Hansen  from Skien Apr. 19 to Quebec June 13  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1868 Jul 9, Quebec for London arriving August 21Atlantic Journey ID 9067
 1868 Oct 11, Sundsvall from LondonAtlantic Journey ID 9068
 1868 Oct 24, Sundsvall for London arriving November 26Atlantic Journey ID 9069
 1868 Dec 16, leaving London for SkienAtlantic Journey ID 9070
 1869 Captain Theo. Hansen  from Skien Apr. 28 to Quebec June 11  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1869 Jul 16, spoken at 45ºN 54ºV, from Quebec to LondonAtlantic Journey ID 9071
 1869 Aug 2, London from Quebec returning to Quebec August 17Atlantic Journey ID 9072
 1869 Aug 18, off Deal: from the Thames to QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 9073
 1869 Oct 1, Quebec from LondonAtlantic Journey ID 9074
 1870 Captain Theo. Hansen  from Skien Apr. 12 to Quebec June 3  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1871 Captain Theo. Hansen  from Skien Apr. 17 to Quebec May 31  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1872 Captain Reynholds  from Skien Apr. 11 to Quebec May 23  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 Rjukan was built at Quebec in 1854. She was owned by Thomas Offenberg & Co, and had a burden of 291 Norwegian Commercial lasts. Captain was Ths. Hansen. This was a busy ship in the emigration trade from 1867 till 1872

Newspaper announcement from "Correspondenten" Jan. 13th 1868. According to this announcement the captain was going to acompany the emigrants from Quebec to Chicago.

In 1869 the bark Rjukan departed from Skien Apr. 25th, and arrived at Quebec on June 11th. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 333 steerage passengers and 3 cabin passengers*. There were two births on the voyage, and two infants died of convulsions. The Rjukan was mastered by Capt. Th. Hansen and had a crew of 16. *Quebec customs notes, 331 passengers. In 1870 the bark Rjukan departed from Skien Apr. 12th, and arrived at Quebec June 5th. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 263 steerage passengers and 10 cabin passengers. Two children died of cold and debility o the voyage; April 28th, [Eglief] Christensen (10 mo.) and May 15th, [Dorthi] Christensen (3), children of Kristen Jørgensen. The Rjukan was mastered by Capt. Th. Hansen, and had a crew of 16. In 1871 the bark Rjukan departed from Skien Apr. 18th, and arrived at Quebec on May 31st. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 157 steerage passengers. All well at arrival. Like the year before she was mastered by Capt. Th. Hansen, and had a crew of 16.


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