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The Ship Hanover Passenger List

 

The following are entries in the passenger list from the ship Hanover, the ship on which Louis and Fanny came to America. This was obtained by Jo Helmers from the National Archives:

Louis DORR, 24, arrived in New Orleans on 23 Apr 1840 on the ship Hanover
from La Havre, France.  National Archives' Series #M259-20

Francoise BENALLE, 17, arrived in New Orleans on 23 Apr 1840 on the ship
Hanover from La Havre, France.  National Archives' Series #M259-20

The following is a brief history of the ship Hanover from the records at the Mystic Seaport in Connectict.

By the convention of the times, a ship was defined as a three-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on all masts. HANOVER, a ship of 577 tons, was built in Bath, Maine, in 1838. She measured 135' x 30'8" x 15'4". I would imagine that her passenger capacity was pretty much the number of people on your passenger list. The ship would have carried cargo in addition to passengers. HANOVER wrecked in November 1849 on her return from Cadiz, Spain, while approaching port in the Kennebec River (Maine); all hands on board -- that is, the crew -- perished. Unfortunately, we do not have an image of this vessel.

Jim Strain has provided a copy of the original document. At the bottom of the second page it shows the name of the ship and the date. The names of Louis and Fannie are underlined.

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