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stepping stones of maritime history


The Susanna made 4 retour trips before remaining in the region. After a number of round trips, a ship was often technically unable to make the long and dangerous voyage. They were then deployed in the archipelago itself.

Hag boat
The VOC mainly used hag boats in the 18th century. It was a kind of flute, but longer and wider with a small flat but high stern, to be able to transport a lot of cargo. It is a kind of mixed form with the characteristics of a flute and the superstructure of a yacht (gallery and galleon).
The designation "stern" referred to the raised and wide stern with hemp hole through which the helmetwood ran. The hag boat was also called "cat without ears".


MasterPieter Kronenburg
People on board130
Length130 feet (39.6 m)
Tonnage300 ton (150 last)


Down on 31 January

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