100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway

Solem, Swiggum & Austheim
Cost of passage, Norway - America
By Trond Austheim and Børge Solem 2001©

 

1842
Langesund - Havre:
    - 6 Spd. pr. person
Havre - New York:
    - 40 Francs or 7 Dollars, landing money included
1846
Passage in on the Salvator:
Norway to New York - adult Spd. 20,00
Landing expeces $ 1,75
Transport from NY to inland $ 9,00
Food for 12 - 14 days $ 5,00

Telemark - New York:
    - 20 Spd. for adults over the age of 14
    - and for those under the age of 14 the half.
Telemark - Havre:
    - 5 Spd. for adults
    - the half for Children
New York to Wisconsin via Oswego:
    - The fee from New York: 7½ Dollars for adults.
    - Cago: 100Pd. free
    - Children the half.

1846
Langesund - Havre:
    - 5 Spd. pr. person
Langesund - New York:
    - 20 Speciedaler of which 2 is landing money
1849

Christiania - New York:
    - 22 Spd. pro persona (Bread included from the 10th day)

1853
Stavanger - Quebec:
    - 14 Spd. for adults, 10 Spd. for those under the age of 18
    - 8 Spd. for those under the age of 12
    - 6 Spd. for those between the age of 6 og 1
    - Children under the age of 1 year goes fee (Stavangeren)

Christiania - Quebec:

    - 13 Spd. for adults and children over the age of 12
    - 9 Spd. for children between 6 and 12 years old
    - 5 Spd. for for children between 1 and 6 years old
    - Children under the age of 1 goes free, exept for the usual landing fee.

1859
Hamburg - New York:
    - 150 Dollar 1st class
    - 100 Dollar 2nd class
    - 60 Dollar steerage (between deck)
1865
Christiania - London:
    - Adults 4
    - Children under the age of 10 goes for the half.
General price estimation:
    - Passage to Amerika: 15 Dollars
    - Food supplies: 15 Dollars
    - Railroad from Quebec or New York to the best railroad station: 10 Dollars
    - Inland voyage from railroad station to final destination: 10 Dollars
    - All together: 50 Dollars
Trondhjem - Quebec:
    - Adults 15 Spd.
    - Children between the age of 1 and 9 years 11 Spd
    - Children under the age of 1 goes free
London - New York:
    - Adults 6 or 27 Spd.
    - children under the age of 12 years the half
London - Australia:
    - Adults 17 or 76 Spd, 60 Skilling,
    - Children under the age of 12 years the half
1866
"Det amerikanske Emigrant-Kompani", agent O. Svenson (agent for the National Line) From Christiania to New York:
    - Adults from the age of 12 years and up: 38 Spd
    - Children between the age of 1 to 12 years: 19 Spd
    - Children under 1: 2½
Christiania - Chicago
    - 47½
Steamship to America from Christiania, agent Jens Meinich:
Christiania - Hull - Quebec:
    - 42 Spd. for adults
Christiania - Hull - Chicago:
    - 51 Spd. for adults
Christinia - Hamburg - New York:
    - 44 Spd. for adults
     
    - Children under the age of 12 years pays only the half
    - Children under 1 pays only 5 Spd.
To Amerika, agent H. Heitmann:
    S/S Oder and Scandinavian to Hull.
    - Christiania to New York: Spd. 38
    - Christiania to Chicago: Spd. 47
To Amerika, agent Blichfeldt, Knoph & Co:
    - Christiania - Hamburg by steamship: 3 Spd.
    - From Hamburg to New York by steamship: 35 Spd.
    - From Hamburg to New York by sail: 24 Spd
America via Liverpool, agent J. W. Fett
    - Direct to Quebec: 37 Spd
    - Direct to New york 38 Spd
    - Direct to Chricago 46 Spd
    Incudes all meals from Hull
    - Christiania - Hamburg, by sail from Hamburg all meals included to New York: 24 Spd. 80 skilling
    - Christiania - Hamburg by steam to New York: 43 Spr 40 skilling
Christiania - Quebec on the bark Tanaro:
    - 14 Speciedaler
1866

In 1867 the price for the passage on a sailing ship from Norway to Quebec was about 15 Speciedaler for adults, children 8 - 14 years old 8 Spd. and children between 1 - 8 years old 5 Spd. The passengers would have to bring their own food. In the same year the journey from Norway to Quebec via England by steamship was about 40 Spd. everything included.

1867 Allan Line Steerage Trondheim - Quebec 40 Spd = 160,- Kroner

By steam 1878 - 1910

1878 Allan Line Trondheim - Quebec 175,69 Kroner
1900 Cunard Line Steerage Trondheim - Boston 166.- Kroner
1903 Cunard Line Steerage Trondheim - NY/Boston/Philadelphia 113,- Kroner
1903 Cunard Line 2nd class Trondheim - NY/Boston/Philadelphia 228,- Kroner
1910 Several Lines Norway to US and Canada

 

Speciedaler (Spd.) was used as the main currency in Norway between 1816 and 1872. One Speciedaler could be divided in to 5 ort (mark) or in to 120 Skilling. The abbreviation for Speciedaler is Spd.
Between 1872 and 1874 the currency was changed from Speciedaler to Kroner. 1 Speciedaler was made equal to 4 Kroner. 1 Krone is divided into 100 øre. The abbreviation used for Kroner is Kr. or NOK.

In 1859 10 Spd. would be just about 11,9 USD
In 1866 10 Spd. would be just about 16,0 USD
In 1867 10 Spd. would be just about 11,8 USD
In 1868 10 Spd. would be just about 11,7 USD
In 1867 10 Spd. would be just about 11,6 USD

100 1867 Spd. is equivalent to 20138 - 1997 NOK which was about 2582 - 1997 USD.


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