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New Netherland and Beyond
New Netherland
Delaware River
Colonial New York
New York State

Immigrants to New Sweden

The Bird Griffin
(Vogel Grip)
Left Gothenburg beginning of November
Sailed from the Texel December 29, 1637
Skipper Andrian Joransen
Arrived March, 1638

Destination: South River, New Sweden

Anthony, a slave
A Morian or Angoler, from Angola, the Portuguese colony in West Africa near the river Kunene

Return voyage:
During a storm in August, 1639, the ship, lying in the harbor at Gothenburg, after its return from New Sweden, "although secured by two anchors...was driven upon sandshoals 1 1/2 fathams deep."  The ballast and cannon were removed, but it would not float and it seems that the ship foundered there, for it is mentioned no more.

Compiled from:
Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, Amandus Johnson, ©1911.

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