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The Immigration Story of Hans Erik Lehmkuhl (Danish Immigrant)

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1956 was a very cold winter and Stavangerfjord did not pick us up in Copenhagen as expected, so we had to take the train through Sweden and Norway to Bergen where we embarked. The crossing over the Atlantic was rough, and my first impression of Canada , when I went for a walk in Halifax was not good. From Halifax I went by train to Toronto. In 1957 I married a lovely girl from British Columbia and we celebrated our 50th anniversary this year with our wonderful family and many friends.
Canada has been very good to me, and I hope that I was good for Canada.
I have been back to Pier 21 to see my name on the wall. Keep up the good work you are doing.
Sincerely, Hans Lehmkuhl