1659 In the New Amstel, galiot Skipper Jacob Jansen Huys and Skipper Jan Dircksen Bergen Arrived in New Asmterdam November, 1659
Destination: South River, New Amstel
Andries Andriesssen, carpenter of the galiot
Arent Korsen, sailor, died before December 17, 1660
Cornelis Harperson de Jager, died December, 1659.
Jacob Gerbrantsen, sailor
Jan Broers, cook of the galiot, died before December 17, 1660
Jan Claesen, sailor
Jan Jochemsen, pilot of the galiot
Jan Nanninghsen, boy of the galiot
Jan Stoocker, sailor
Tys Jacobsen, boy of the galiot
The New Amstel, galiot, employed for 3 years under the direction of the West India Company, remained in New Amsterdam over the winter of 1659-60 along with the skipper and crew. The crew assisted the carpenters at New Amsterdam with various tasks. The galiot was chartered to Curaco on several occasions to transport supplies, extending the original employment of 3 years. Many sailors perished due to sickness and some were killed by the aggressions of other crew members. The Skipper reports Cornelis Harperson de Jager was buried at the Manhattans Dec. 20, 1659. Skipper Jacob Jansen Huys, longing for his wife and overcome with sickness, writes to the Directors of the West India Company, recommending David Jochemsen to take over the duties as Skipper, as he (Jacob Jansen Huys) is requesting to return home to Amsterdam the following summer, 1662.