A Celebration of Norwegians in America In 1925, Americans of Norwegian descent celebrated the centennial of the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States. A century earlier, in October 1825, a small ship called the Restauration arrived in New York fourteen weeks after leaving Stavanger, Norway. In this ship were crowed fifty immigrants, often called Sloopers, after the ship type (sloop) that brought them safely to their new home. For Norwegian Americans a century later, the arrival of the Restauration and the saga of its passengers marked the historic beginning of the massive Norwegian immigration to this country. Just as the Mayflower descendants celebrate their heritage, Norwegian Americans know and study the lives of the original Norwegian Sloopers and their families. As part of the Twin Cities 1925 Norse-American centennial celebration, a small blue book called the Norse-American Cookbook was produced and became very popular. Its recipes were contributed by immigrant Norwegians and their descendants. The resulting volume is a book of authentic recipes that still stand as a most reliable resource for Norwegian cooking in America. Index of recipes include: Breads, soups, meat, fish, fish sauces, salads, porridges, puddings, desserts, cakes, and cookies.