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Length of trip from Sweden to Amerika

Length of trip from Sweden to Amerika

Posted: 8 Aug 2011 2:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
In 1844-1880 how long did it take them to travel by steam ship from Copenhagen to Galesburg, Illinois?

Re: Length of trip from Sweden to Amerika

Posted: 10 Nov 2011 3:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Nov 2011 3:49PM GMT
In the earlier part of your time period (which was before steamships), it might take months. Sailing ships were very dependent upon the wind. At the end of your time period, perhaps it took three weeks. Steamships became faster and faster after 1880.

Also, once they arrived in the U.S., they had to travel by land (trains, perhaps; or think of the old stagecoach days or think of getting on a river boat, etc.) to get to Galesburg. Perhaps some early histories of Galesburg will suggest how the early settlers arrived there.

Judy

Re: Length of trip from Sweden to Amerika

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 7:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
The passenger records for my ancestors who came over in the 1880's indicate that the passage from Liverpool to New York was usually about 7 or 8 days. It would take a few days longer if they were coming from Copenhagen directly to New York. Don't know how long the train trip would take.

Re: Length of trip from Sweden to Amerika

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 11:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for letting me know - so you are right, they probably had to travel by train after they arrived by boat....?

Thanks :-)
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