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Much of the information about the Norway emigration experience is the same as Sweden emigration. The emigrants went to the same ports in England and came over on the same ships to New York.

The Norwegian details are very interesting. In some ways there is more detail about the Norwegian experience then the Swedish. So investigate what you will find that may be useful to your understanding of the emigrant experience at this great web site.


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1884 - The S/S Gothia of the Hamburg America Line was launched by Raylton Dixon & Co. at Middlesbrough as the "Jacarta" for Dutch owners

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Following the Waters, Voices from the Final Norwegian Emigration

Following the Waters was launched on December 5 in New Bedford. This makes a unique gift for family and friends who cherish their Norwegian roots and wish to know more about the emigration as well as learn about the courage and lives of the fishermen and others who came over to “Amerika” in the 20th century. This book contains 512 pages with extensive bibliography, notes and appendix. 400+ illustrations from Norwegian emigrants and renowned international artists.

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written by Thomas B. Willson, M. A. ca. 1900
transcribed by Børge Solem 2006
History and contemporary practice as seen by an Englishman at the turn of the century

The S/S Norge disaster - newspaper reports

The New York Times July 4 - 6
Transcribed by Jo Anne Sadler 2006
This is the story of the sinking of the Norge as reported day by day in the press. The ship went down on June 28th 1904, and by July 4th the news were all over the front pages of the mayor newspapers. Jo Anne Sadler has transcribed the reports from The New York Times spanning from July 4th to July 6th. The same stories were also printed in the Norwegian newspapers.

THE TALE OF THE UMBRIA, shaft breaking in mid-Atlantic, 1892

The London Illustrated News, Jan 7, 1893
transcribed by Børge Solem 2006
In lat. 42 48 N., long. 57 17 W., a strong breeze was blowing from the north-west. At 5.25 p.m. the engines stopped, owing to the shaft breaking at the thrust block. The wind and sea were moderate. The repairs to the shaft lasted four days, and took place off the coast of Newfoundland.


THE SPHERE - September 15, 1900
transcribed by Børge Solem, Feb. 2006
The Hamburg Liner "Deutchland's" Victory, winning the blue riband from the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, when crossing the Atlantic from New York to Plymouth in 5 days 7 hours and 38 minutes



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