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Bird Griffin (Vogel Grip), Passengers 1637

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Vogel Grip (The Bird Griffin) 1637 - 1638

  • Left Gothenburg beginning of November
  • Sailed from the Texel December 29, 1637
  • Arrived March, 1638

Destination: South River, New Sweden


  • Andrian Joransen, Skipper
  • Anthony, a slave — A Morian or Angoler, from Angola, the Portuguese colony in West Africa near the river Kunene

Passengers and Soldiers


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.