The Emigrants - Part 2: Peasants At Sea, Chapter 13, The Charlotta Karlshamn Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Peasants At Sea, Chapter 13, The Charlotta Karlshamn Summary

In Chapter 13, we follow Captain Lorentz sailing on Charlotta to New York on 14 April 1850 from Karlshamn. Charlotta's length is 124 feet and its width is 20 feet. Its passengers are mostly peasants who have never experienced sea before. Their shoes and clothing are not suited to the life on boat. They are happy to leave poverty behind although regret abandoning their parents. For Captain Lorentz, the sea is his career and life, where spends his entire time. He does ot like human cargo on board and does not understand peasant migrants.

As they begin their journey, trouble on board ensues. His second mate, a Finn who is responsible for the passengers reports that a man with a big nose makes a trouble insisting on sleeping with his family rather than among...

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