Depot 1 – The Outward Voyage

The directors of the Middelburg Commerce Compagnie (MCC) ordered to prepare the ship the Unity for a triangular voyage or transatlantic slave voyage on 21 July 1761.

During a triangular voyage, MCC ships first sail to West Africa, then across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and then back to the home port of Middelburg. In the 18th-century sources, such a journey is simply called “a journey for slaves”.

Commercial goods are purchased for the trip. The ship must also be equipped for the voyage. And a crew must be recruited.

After the captain has received the travel documents, the ship can depart in favorable wind conditions.

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