Ship Journey: 1659 - New Amstel, galiot, bound for South River

Ship Name
New Amstel, galiot
Arrival Date
Ship Journey Information

New Netherland 1621-1664
Immigrants to New Netherland

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.

Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan, Albany Weed Parsons and Co., 1858, Holland Documents II, pgs 114-116, 124-25, 179-182.