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Morten's Journey

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Morten's Journey
Description ship, the Ben,i'v\Ti Adgms. The passengers furnished their own beds and bedding and their own cooking utensils, a boiler, a saucepan, a frying pan, a tin plate, tin dish, a knife, fork, spoon and a large vessel for holding water. Morten and Jens were berthed in the fore part of the vessel with the other unmarried nale passengers, which was separated from the rest of the passengers by a strong bulkhead. For the first time in his life Morten was glad that he was not a taller man. His berth wa3 a little less than 6 feet long and about a foot and a half wide. Some of the men could not stretch out full length while sleeping for the entire voyage. To a man used to open skies and fresh air, the confinement below deck was hard to get used to as were the smells. The odor of tar was pervasive, but vomit, urine, and sweaty bodies were more unpleasant. Morten spent as much time as he could on deck watching the stretch of the grey Atlantic under the grey skies. The passage was long but fairly pleasant. The Benjamin Adams reached Hew Orleans on the 22nd of March. Sight people were buried at sea, six of them youngsters. Two children had been bom and nine couples had been married. One of these was a young Swedish man naned Anders Vilhelm './inberg, who had bunked near Morten before the marriage ceremony. On arriving at Hew Orleans, the emigrants were met iij an agent of the church iifho procured passage upriver. They left the brawling culture shock of Hew Orleans on March 25th aboard the steamboat L. H. Kennet and arrived at St* Louis on the Jrd or April, The nine days aboard the steamboat were a nightmare. The river was very low and passage was slow. Many of the Scandinavians suffered from the heat, which was already intense, and cholera broke out. Fourteen people died during the short passage, florten and his cousins uere spared, but they saw friends become feverish, begin to vomit and purge and die, sometimes within a few hour3 of the onslaught of the disease. Morten spent as inuch time as he could on deck but everyone 81
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323815
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323815