Emigranter fra Gjerpen
Brig "Washington": Belonged to timber-merchant and ship-owner H.E. Møller in Porsgrunn. The vessel had a gross tonnage of 90.1/2 kml. She sailed in the spring of 1842 from Larvik with a cargo of iron from Fritzø ironworks. 63 emigrants from Telemark were onboard. She arrived in New York on July 30. The passage had lasted 55 days. The captain was Herman Roosen Smith. There was a cholera outbreak on Washington, but nobody died. Letters and reports of this passage
were printed in the paper "Skiensposten" July 22 (below) and September 5 (below).
The ketch "Prøven" left Langesund June 18 for Le Havre. Arrived July 12. They continued their voyage on the American vessel "Tuskina", which departed July 28 and arrived in New York September 5.
22. juli 1842. Avisreportasje (Engelsk) fra tidlig emigrantskute fra Larvik (Laurvig) havn - Newspaper (translated) coverage of early emigrant ship from Larvik (Laurvig) harbour.
5. september 1842. Avisreportasje (Engelsk) fra ankomsten i New York med tidlig emigrantskute - Newspaper (translated) coverage from arrival in New York.
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