In the New Amstel, galiot
Skipper Jacob Jansen Huys and
Skipper Jan Dircksen Bergen
Arrived in New Asmterdam November, 1659
Destination: South River, New Amstel
Andries Andriesssen, carpenter of the galiotThe New Amstel, galiot, employed for 3 years under the direction of the West India Company, remained in New Amsterdam over the winter of 1659-60 along with the skipper and crew. The crew assisted the carpenters at New Amsterdam with various tasks. The galiot was chartered to Curaco on several occasions to transport supplies, extending the original employment of 3 years. Many sailors perished due to sickness and some were killed by the aggressions of other crew members. The Skipper reports Cornelis Harperson de Jager was buried at the Manhattans Dec. 20, 1659. Skipper Jacob Jansen Huys, longing for his wife and overcome with sickness, writes to the Directors of the West India Company, recommending David Jochemsen to take over the duties as Skipper, as he (Jacob Jansen Huys) is requesting to return home to Amsterdam the following summer, 1662.
Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan, Albany Weed Parsons and Co., 1858, Holland Documents II, pgs 114-116, 124-25, 179-182.