The ship Betsy en Sarah was on a homeward voyage from Batavia with a cargo of sugar, arrack and coffee and general cargo. The vessel encountered a heavy storm and drifted onto Bird Island and from there came free and drifted onto the mainland. Sadly, the captain and 18 of the crew drowned during the shipwreck.
Build: Werf De Zwarte Rave, Jan Knol, Amsterdam
Owner: firma Trakranen & Co., Amsterdam (Partenrederij)
|People on board||51|
|Length||130.7 feet (39.8 m)|
|Width||21.9 feet (6.7 m)|
Salvage work was undertaken by M Saunders in 1986 to 1987. The site was located by a magnetometer. A large group of approximately 13 cannons and a large anchor were found, all lying together.