Magnus Andersen (1857 - 1938)
Captain Magnus Andersen was born in Larvik, Norway, on 28 November 1857. He took his mate’s examination when he was 17 years old and was a captain by the age of 22. He tried to cross the Atlantic in an open boat for the first time in 1886, together with Christen Christensen. Due to bad luck and bad weather, they had to turn back with an English ship, only 270 miles from Newfoundland. He started a seaman’s home in New York together with seaman’s priest Hansteen. He was editor of "Norsk Sjøfartstidende" from its beginning in 1889.
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