Category Archives: Ships

An 1875 Emigrant Ship

How nice to be suprised by people reading this blog (even if I haven’t given it much attention lately). One of the recent readers was Carson Taylor who graduated from Galesville High School but now lives in the state of … Continue reading

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From Elverum to Fitch Coulee

A small piece at a time, we have learned the route that Elias and Kari Borresen journeyed from the old world to the new. After my last post on their marriage in Elverum, Norway, this one fills in another gap. The same Elverum … Continue reading

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Ocean Crossing “Tween-Deck”

Referring back to the January 4 post and our ancestors crossing the Atlantic in steerage class…. If you want to learn more about the what Elias and Kari Borresen may have experienced coming to America aboard the Britainnia, I encourage you to check … Continue reading

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Two Ships Described

As I wrote in the last post, Elias and Kari Borresen boarded two successive ships for their trip to America: the Scandinavia to Scotland, then the Britannia for the Atlantic crossing. The ship Scandinavia is described on the Norway Heritage site … Continue reading

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A Two-Ship Crossing

When I received cousin Sandra’s documentation about Elias Borreson and his wife Kari crossing the Atlantic on the ship Britannia, my first thoughts were that the ship Scandinavia references were wrong. That was too hasty. Sandra’s e-mail that they boarded the Britannia in Glasgow, Scotland, reminded … Continue reading

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