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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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The Ship “Scandinavia”

The ship “Skandinavia,” according to Clara Cook in Homestead (p. 26), was the ocean vessel bringing Elias Borreson and his wife Kari Eriksdatter to America in 1869. She indicates they left May 11, their route being La Crosse. What more can we learn, I wondered? … Continue reading

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