Trail Blazer

Trail Blazer (HM2HL4)

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N 41° 53.278', W 87° 37.693'

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—First vessel direct from Europe destined for Chicago —

The Norwegian sailing ship
left Bergen, Norway- May 23, 1862
arrived Chicago- August 2, 1862
this ship, carrying 107 passengers and 350 tons of cargo
moored at this location in the Chicago River. The Sleipner
called again in 1863, 1864 and 1865 thus paving the way
for overseas- Great Lakes transportation by water
this centennial plaque is a gift to the
City of Chicago
from the Norwegian- Americans of the Midwest
affixed on August 2, 1962
HM NumberHM2HL4
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe Norwegian- Americans of the Midwest
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Date Added Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447881 N 4637528
Decimal Degrees41.88796667, -87.62821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.278', W 87° 37.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 16.68" N, 87° 37' 41.58" W
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