Louis Bertrand remembersthe ''Chimborazo''
46-year-old Jerseyman Louis Bertrand, described as a ‘gentlemen’ was among over 60 Channel Island Mormon pioneers who crossed the Atlantic in 1855 on the Chimborazo on their way to Utah.
“I remember the conditions prevailing aboard the Chimborazo , a superb American three-mast which took us from Liverpool to Philadelphia, when thus divided and installed on a lower deck, our 600 Mormon emigrants sang together our beautiful songs of Zion in three different tongues: French, English and Welsh. Each Sunday presented a different spectacle, no less curious, on the upper deck. The main capstan was transformed into a sacred pulpit from which our choicest orators preached under open skies to all passengers and crewmen. “