|Posted By:||J Christiansen|
|Subject:||Re: Olsen,Charles 1834 Oslo please read and help|
|Post Date:||May 12, 2012 at 19:30:08|
|Forum:||Olsen Family Genealogy Forum|
All his jobs seem to be on ships and boats or working on the waterfront.
Lightermen were workers who transferred goods between ships and quays, aboard flat-bottomed barges called lighters in the Port of London.
Longshoreman: dock worker: somebody whose job is to load and unload cargo vessels in a port
What jobs does "longshoreman" include? These sorts of men also "work along the shore" - a man who mends waterfront machinery; the man who cleans up rubbish along the waterfront; a docks dredger skipper; a lighterman.
If he can be traced in Norway, it may be that he will be found along the coast or a waterway working at a similar job or with a father with a similar job.
A long way from the Philippines...