Mackerel, a yacht
Sailed from Texel April 25, 1625
Skipper Gerrit Isbrantsz
Gerrit Fongersz, Bringing "Further Instructions for William Verhulst"1
The Mackerel, sailing for New Netherland, loaded with some necessaries, left the Texel on the 25th of April and was captured by the enemy on the 27th and taken to Dunkirk. This small ship had a crew of 12.
1At the time the "Further Instructions" were drawn up there was apparently no secretary in the colony, for Secretary de Rasiere, in his letter of September 23, 1626 states that upon his arrival he found that the instructions of the Directors had been entered in a book by Gerrit Fongersz, the assistant commissary.Documents Relating to New Netherland 1624-1626, in the Henry E. Huntington Library, Translated and Edited by A. J. F. van Laer, (c)1924, p 266.From the "Historiaeh Verhael" by Nicolaes Van Wassenaer 1621-1632, in
Documentary History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan,
1849, Vol. III pg 34-48. Also in Narratives of New Netherland, edited by J. F. Jameson, 1909, pg 61-90.