Thursday, July 19, 2007

Carl Stapel on the 12 ships in Brazil

Carl Stapel says that because the Portuguese were stronger, the West Indies Company asked for more help. The Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier and the Admiralty of Zeeland both sent additional ships, bringing the total to 12 ships. Too bad that I can't name them and the captains. Carl says that two captains, Philips Schooneman of the Rotterdam Dolphijn and Floris van Oyen were buried at Recife in August 1651.

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