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SAGADOHOC - 1853 Göteborg to Boston

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SAGADOHOC - 1853 Göteborg to Boston

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 1:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Ship Sagadohoc arrived in Boston, Mass. on 24 October 1853 from a direct voyage from Göteborg. How can I find the date of departure from Sweden?

The passenger list shows Fiskes was the Master and 594 is written in the "burthen __594__ 95ths tons" blank on the form. I counted 219 passengers on the list. All were from Sweden. "Died on Voyage" was written next to 56 of those names. That is over 25% of the passengers who died. When 1 in 4 passengers die, there has got to be a story -- but so far I find nothing so I must not be looking in the right places. If anyone has any information or helpful hints to share, I would appreciate. (I'm working on identifying the 219 passengers. Several from Småland and Östergötland close to Lake Vättern identified so far. 1 Känard_N_ family.)

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