SLEIPNER (pre1862, Brig)


Year of Build:
before1862
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Norway, NORWAY
Vessel Type:
Brig
Hull Materials:
Wood
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Tonnage (old style):
700
History

1862, August 3 Arrived at Chicago, Illinois, with 68 Norwegian

immigrants; 40 left ship at Detroit

1862-63 Lengthened 30 feet, added a mast & converted to bark

1863-65 Made more voyages, carried 550 immigrants

1870, January Foundered while on a voyage from Odessa, Russia to

Bergen, Norway, she passed Constantinople & was not seen

again, probably lost on the Mediterranean Sea

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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SLEIPNER (pre1862, Brig)