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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
144 kl 1841 at Gjemsø, Skien, Norway by H. B. Cappelen, Gjemsø Hans Cappelen, Skien, Norway 108ft x 27ft x 16ft 
 1843 Captain Oluf Elligers  from Skien - Porsgrunn May 19 to New York July 27  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1880 WreckedAtlantic Journey ID 8650
 1887 Broken upAtlantic Journey ID 8651
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 Winterflid was built in 1840-41 at H. B. Cappelen shipyard at Gimsø, Skien. She was a 396 gross ton vessel. There is often some confusion about the name of this ship, as in English sources the name is often spelled Winterflid, while in Norwegian sources it is spelled Vinterflid.

Newspaper announcement in "Skiensposten Dec. 13th, 1842: "Announcement. If a sufficient number of passengers signs on, Capt. O. Elligers will depart with the ship Vinterflid to New York in February or March the coming year. Those who wants to take advantage of this accommodation is asked to make contact with the undersigned, where conditions will be given. Note that those who take advantage of this accommodation most likely will arrive to America in time to be able to complete the inland voyage early enough to make preparations for the coming winter, and maybe be able to harvest one year earlier. Tjømsøe Kloster December 6th, 1842. Hans Cappelen."

In 1843 the Winterflid departed from Skien with 143 passengers. She arrived at New York on July 27th. Master was Capt. O. Ellingers.


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