The triangular trade

This overview shows the travels of captain Benjamin Kreeft during 15 years. Discover what he took with him on his way back from the island of St. Eustatius to the Dutch Republic in June 1726. Also have a look at the sales list from Paramaribo [Surinam] of the slaves from the second journey of the Goude Put [June 1727].

 

Benjamin Kreeft

Captain on slaveships for 15 years

Ship

Geertruid Galei
(yacht)

Acredam

(flute)

Goude Put

Route

Texel
Gabon (Gabon)
-
Texel

Texel
Whida (Nigeria)
Surinam
Texel

Flushing
Congo
(Gabon) St.Eustatius
Flushing

Flushing
Elmina
(Ghana)
Surinam
Flushing

Flushing
Elmina
(Ghana)
Surinam
Flushing

Flushing
Jakin (Benin)
Surinam
Flushing

Flushing
Badagry (Nigeria)
Surinam
Flushing

Time frame

1721-1722

1723-1724

1724-1726

1726-1727

1728-1730

1731-1732

1734-1735

Crossing length in days

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?

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74

58

72

131

Crew

36

65

73

73

73

73

73

Slaves aboard

10

455

390

626

 

 

610

According to the governor of Elmina on departure.

According to Benjamin Kreeft on arrival.

550

475

556

Slaves deceased during middle passage

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?

18

53

According to Benjamin Kreeft: 'men, women, boys and girls, due to illnesses like the pocks and accidents'.

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?

35

Number of disembarked slaves

9

347

372

557

531

438

521

Details

Ship attacked by pirates during embarkation of slaves

 

365 people sold as slaves

View:

New cargo Benjamin Kreeft in
St. Eustatius
(January 1726)

543 people sold as slaves


View:

Sales list slave market Paramaribo
(June 1727)