Two Ships that Sailed to Zion

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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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Two Ships that Sailed to Zion
Description TWO SHIPS THAT SAILED TO ZION Eleanor P. Madsen Honorable Mention Professional Historical Essay It was 1864, a year of decision for Mouritz and Dorthea. They had been converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints and had been baptized several years earlier. The decision they had made would have a profound effect upon them and all their descendants for generations to come. They had decided to leave their homeland in Denmark and come to America. In Liverpool, England, Mouritz and Dorthea boarded the clipper ship Monarch of the Sea, the largest sailing vessel to transport Latter-day Saints to America. There were 974 passengers in the company, housed on three decks. The sailing vessel measured 1979 ton and was 223 feet long, not quite as long as a Boeing 747, even though the ship was relatively small in comparison with modern vessels. The group preparing to sail that spring of 1864 was well organized, with a President and counselors in the definite pattern of shipboard living established by the Latter-day Saint Church. It required good sanitation practices, spending time on deck in the sunshine when the weather was good, religious services, prayers, instructional classes, reading, and needlework. With the zeal felt for the new-found gospel, the emigrants often took advantage to teach the principals to the officers, the crew, and other passengers, so the work progressed and many more were converted. Problems of overcrowding created a climate for disease. One solution for the overcrowding was for betrothed couples to marry. There were many marriages on board, many, many babies bom, and 97
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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 326644
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