Diminutive Norwegian cargo vessel crosses the stormy North Atlantic to deliver goods to Chicago

The 63 feet long Norwegian sloop Skjoldmoen became one of the smallest cargo vessels to complete a late spring crossing of the Atlantic when it delivered a cargo of salted herring and codfish to Chicago, Illinois.  She had left Bergen, in Norway, on April 11, 1863 under Captain Rathje Wesenberg and five crewmen and after a stormy crossing she came down the St. Lawrence River and crossed the lake to Chicago.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, August 29, 1863, 360. 
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Type
Business/Industry
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