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1637
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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