Ship Journey: 1658 - Golden Mill (Gulde Meulen), bound for South River

Ship Name
Golden Mill (Gulde Meulen)
Departure Date
Arrival Location
Arrival Date
Ship Journey Information

New Netherland 1621-1664
Immigrants to New Netherland

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 Amstel [Source #83A])
    [See Source #77, page 428]

    William Van Rasenberg,1 Surgeon

    100 passengers2

    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."3

1Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Albany Weed Parsons and Co., 1858, E. B. O'Callaghan, Holland Documents II, p 55.
2ibid, p 50, 70
3History of the Dutch and Swedish settlements on the Delaware River, Berthow Fernow, 1877, Vol XII, pg 227.
Source: #83A