New Netherland and Beyond
Immigrants to New Netherland
Mackerel, a Yacht
Sailed from Amsterdam [January, 1623/24]1
Arrived New Netherland [sometime before May]
Daniel van Krieckenbeeck2 came over as supercargo of the yacht.
The Honorable Van Krieckenbeeck, for brevity, called Beeck, was Commissary here.
Bastiaen Janse Krol3
1624 Return voyage4
Sailed from New Netherland June 16, 1624
Arrived in Amsterdam December 12, 1624.
Arriving somewhat late, but it wasted time in the Indian Islands to catch fish and did not catch any, so lost this opportunity.
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1The double date is used to show the "old style" and "new style" dating of documents.
From the "Historiaeh Verhael" by Nicolaes Van Wassenaer 1621-1632, in
(See dating of documents)
2 He was killed by the Indians in 1626 while in command of Fort Orange, along with 3 other men, one being Tymen Bouwensz. There being no Commander, Pieter Barentsen, who
usually was sent upwards and along the coast with the sloops, assumed the Command of Fort Orange by order of Director Minuit.
3Sebastiaen Jansen Crol, or as he assigned himself, Bastiaen Jansz Krol, was born at Harlingen, in Friesland, in 1595. His mother's name was Annetjen Egberts. He married in 1615, at
Amsterdam, Annetjen Stoffel's daughter, from Eesens, aged 21. The date of his death is not known.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 258-9.
[see note at Orangetree ship]
4The translation is as follows: "On leaving there, the course lies for the west wind, and having got it, to the Bermudas and so along the channel in a short time towards Patria. The Yacht,
the Mackerel, sailed out last year on the 16th June and arrived yonder on the 12th of December." Documentary History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan,
1849, Vol. III pg 35-6.
[If the Mackerel was in the same vicinity as the Ship New Netherland upon it's arrival in May 1624, the Mackerel would be sailing out from New Netherland in June 1624, not from Amsterdam in June
1624; which is obviously a misinterpretation by many authors as the Mackerel sailed out again from Amsterdam in April, 1625. The Mackerel originally sailed with the first ship Eendracht to New
Netherland in January, 1624.]
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.
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 255-276.