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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
381½ kl 1857 at Bath, Maine, U.S.A Brødrene Rød, Tønsberg, Norway 141.3ft x 35.5ft x 21.5ft 
 1866 Captain James Rød  from Christiania Apr. 24 to Quebec May 13   
 1868 Christiania to Quebec June 6  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1893 Wrecked off Vasa, FinlandAtlantic Journey ID 8543
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Superior (ex Augustus), Norwegian emigrant ship
Superior (ex Augustus), Norwegian emigrant ship.
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The Superior was an ex American vessel by the name of "Augustus". Built in Bath, Main, USA. Tonnage was 808 gross. She was owned by the Rød brothers of Tjøme. In 1866 the Superior departed from Christiania Apr. 24th, and arrived at Quebec June 13th. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 487 steerage passengers and 1 cabin passenger. 9 of the passengers died from debility, measles and varioloid on the voyage. When the ship arrived at the quarantine station at Gross Île, 8 of the passengers were sick. The Superior was detained in quarantine from the 9th of June till the 12th of June. When discharged from quarantine she proceeded to Quebec, where she arrived on June 13th. The ship was mastered by Capt. Rød, and had a crew of 17. In 1866 Superior was also announced to New York in Sept./Oct.

Steerage of the Norwegian emigrant ships Superior (ex Augustus)
The between deck of the Superior 1866
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