The "Restoration" set sail from Stavanger, Norway on July 4, 1825 and arrived in New York on October 9 following a difficult crossing. The vessel weighted about 39 tons, and was 54 feet long and 16 feet wide. The ship carried 52 passengers, most of them Quakers. Lars Larson Geilane was captain of the vessel and leader of the sloopers. During the crossing, a daughter, baptized Margaret Allen after a well-known English Quaker, was born to Larson and his wife Martha. Cleng Peerson, the man who had organized their trip, met the sloopers when they landed in New York. They settled near the shore of Lake Ontario in Kendall Township in the state of New York


The Sloopers


Norsk Utvandrermuseum

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