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Barken Franklin

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Barken «Franklin» bygget 1854 i Rockland, U.S.A for Chr. Pauss i Skien.

Kaptein Christian Wisnæs tok flere turer i perioden 1867-1871 til Quebec fra Trondheim.

The Franklin was owned by Chr. Paus and Hans Hauen in Skien. Tonnage was 281 Norwegian Commercial lasts. The Franklin sailed with emigrants from Norway to Quebec 1867 - 1871. Master was Christian Winsnæs. In 1867 the ship Franklin departed from Trondheim May 2, and arrived at Quebec June 9. She was carrying 263 passengers. Master was Capt. Chr. Winsnæs, age 27 of Skein. In 1868 the bark Franklin departed from Trondheim Apr. 30, and arrived at Quebec July 4. She was carrying 331 passengers. Mastered by Capt. Chr. Winsnæs. In 1869 the "ship" [most likely she was rigged as a bark like the year before and after] Franklin departed from Trondheim Apr. 28, and arrived at Quebec June 18. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 304 steerage passengers and 3 cabin passengers. There was an outbreak of Small Pox on board. When the ship arrived to the quarantine station at Grosse Île, four were sick. Three deaths had occurred on the voyage, a woman of phthisis (wasting away), and two children of diarrhoea and wasting away. Mastered by Capt. Chr. Winsnæs, and a crew of 15. In 1870 the bark Franklin departed from Trondheim May 1, and arrived at Quebec June 20. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 321 steerage passengers and 7 cabin passengers. All was well at arrival. There was one birth on the voyage. Mastered by Capt. Chr. Winsnæs, with a crew of 16. In 1871 the bark Franklin departed from Trondheim May 10, and arrived at Quebec July 2. She was sailing in in ballast, and was carrying 4 cabin and 311 steerage passengers. There was one birth on the voyage. One passenger was sick at arrival. Mastered by Capt. Chr. Winsnæs, with a crew of 14.

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