The Hogergeest was wrecked in a north-westerly gale on the same day as the Goede Hoop and the Oranje, breaking up quickly when it reached the shore. In a heroic act, the quartermaster from another vessel, Joachim Willems, swam with a line from the shore to the wreck, enabling most of the crew to be rescued.
|Master||Jacob Ter Huisen|
|People on board||106|
|Length||120 feet (36.6 m)|
|Width||30 feet (9.1 m)|
|Tonnage||222 ton (111 last)|
The wreck of the Hogergeest lies beneath reclaimed land and has not yet been found.
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