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Golden Mill (Gulde Meulen), Passengers 1658

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1658 In the Golden Mill (Gulde Meulen) Sailed June, 1658 Captain Barent Jochems Arrived September 27, 1658 at the South River


Adam Van Santen, and wife and two children, ages 1 and 4 years (Had permit to sail directly to New Amsterdam

William Van Rasenberg,1 Surgeon

100 passengers

After a voyage of 13 weeks and experiencing great want of water, to such a degree, that for some days it was impossible to cook, the people suffered considerably from sickness and 10 or 11 died.2

In a letter dated Oct 7, 1658, J. Alrichs, director of New Amstel writes to Peter Stuyvesant, Director of New Netherland: "The ship "de Meulen" arrived here the latter part of last month with one hundred and eight souls,of whom through misfortune, long duration of the voyage and other troubles as well as the ship's crew etc., 10 or 11 persons died on board and since they landed, three more. On account of the great number of people, they have been in great distress and want of water nor could they do any cooking for several days so that, as by many contrary winds they happened to be near here, they were obliged to seek a port and run in here, which made us very glad, notwithstanding that many eaters with little provisions came on her