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The lady Maria Isabella left 25-1-1757 from Texel to Hispaniola. The ship passed Hispaniola and appeared to be north of Cuba. There they hear the surf and turn the ship. Then the main shot goes awry and the ship hits a reef and got stuck. The crew tried to pull the ship in open water with the boat and anchors. Because of the current, the opposite happened.

Then thy tried put all kinds of items overboard to make the ship lighter. All in vain the Vrouwe Maria Isabella staid on the reef and sank. 



Type: merchantmen


  • Referentie : Archivo nacional de cuba. CORRESPONDENCIA DE LOS CAPITANES GENERALES. Legajo 8, exp.: 277.Año: 1757..
  • Amsterdam archief, S.A.A, aktes no. 10502/974.

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