Sails for Church and State

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Sails for Church and State
Description Now relax and enjoy this unique opportunity to relive some of our great pioneer heritage. Hans stood on the fantail of the ship and watched closely as the Danish seaport faded in the distance He was probably hoping that he had not forgotten anything important and what must be accomplished in England prior to the long voyage to America. He watched intently as the ship sailed past Leso and Skagen and then around Jutland. The last bit of Denmark he saw was the Hanst Holms lighthouse and fire. He knew that had it been nighttime the fire in the lighthouse would have been burning brightly. At this time of day, only a thin wisp of smoke was seen. He was reminded of his days serving on the Bellona when he saw this famous old landmark again. He had sailed past it many times during his naval experience. He was a little sad knowing this was probably the last time he would ever see it. The ship arrived in Liverpool, and immediately many logistic problems arose. People had to be located in hotels. Collecting addtional money and money exchange was necessary, and clothes and other personal belongings had to be moved. Hans and the other missionaries worked day and night to get everything in order. On June 13th all of the emigrants, including 200 more from England, boarded the frigate Emerald Isle, the ship that would take them to America. This made a total of 830 emigrants. The group was immediately divided into thirteen wards, complete with presiding officers and teachers. As with any such church group, organization was vital even down to a historian. Elder F. D Richards came aboard and dedicated the ship to "safely carry the Saints over the waves," and on the afternoon of June 20, 1868, the ship weighed anchor and the long ocean voyage began. The first 10 days were typical of most ocean voyages. Many people became sick, others confused by aboard-ship conditions, such as close quarters and shortages of many things. But these were happy and 83
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326613
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