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Re: Was Anders Axel Gustavsen a Stowaway?
Posted by: J Christiansen (ID *****5526) Date: November 29, 2012 at 09:32:53
In Reply to: Re: Did Anders Axel Gustavsen emigrate from Denmark to the United States 1929? by J Christiansen of 18538

I just emailed you a copy of a page from a ship's manifest that shows Anders Axel Gustavsen, the one we already talked about (you said that one went back to Denmark). He is age 18, Danish. He is on the ship Silkeborg, left from Nuevitas, Cuba, arrived New York 12 April 1923.

This is a list of ship's crew. His job on the ship is AB or OB. I do not know what that means.

A note at the bottom says "Two stowaways ordered to E.I."
I THINK this means the two people who are stowaways are ordered to go to Ellis Island. They will be discharged from the ship.

Look for the column that says "Whether to be paid off or discharged at port of arrival." Almost ALL the ship's crew will NOT be paid and will NOT be discharged. They will continue on with the ship, I suppose, wherever it is going next.

But Anders Axel Gustavsen WILL BE discharged.

So maybe this Anders Axel Gustavsen is a stowaway.

If so it could be the same Anders Axel Gustavsen, a teenager, trying his hardest to get into the USA.

I would like someone else to read this manifest to interpret it.

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