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
ID 326649
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Title Two Ships that Sailed to Zion
Description Four years later, Mouritz and Dorthea's twin sons, Fredrick and Carl, age 22, left Denmark and boarded the sailing vessel Emerald Isle, 11 June, 1868 to sail to America. This was the last sailing vessel to carry Mormon immigrants across the Atlantic Ocean. The journey lasted 56 days. Immigration records related "No emigrant company received such a harsh treatment as did the Saints aboard the Emerald Isle. Officers and crew were abusive, a mate molested a young woman, sailors threatened violence, water became unfit to use " "It was a ghastly voyage," recalled N.P. Nielson. They suffered 37 deaths, and during the quarantine in New York, 38 sick persons were taken ashore. Hans Jensen (later Bishop of Manti South Ward) was captain and leader. Christian N. Lund, who also came on the Emerald Isle from Denmark, recorded in his journal, August 11, 1868: "We beheld for the first time the shores of America, the harbor of New York with its lovely villas and mansions on the hillside peeping through the green foliage, pleasure steamers crossing and re-crossing. I was overjoyed. I found a secluded place and offered gratitude to the Lord for leading us safely to see the land hallowed by Him to bring forth his work in the latter days." Friday they landed at Castle Garden and started the same evening by rail, traveling through the Eastern and Western states, touching Omaha, Chicago, and other cities. They arrived at Fort Benton and camped at a place on the Platte river. They were met August 25th by Church ox teams and taken on to Utah with John C. Holman as Captain. They entered the valley September 25, 1868, with 62 wagons and about 650 immigrants. A number died on the journey. Fredrick records that he walked half of the way across the plains. He and Carl and C.N. Lund and other immigrants went on to Mt. Pleasant, Utah, where they made their home. 99
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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 326646
Reference URL