More than two months after the departure of the ship The Unity from Zeeland, the first destination was reached: the west coast of Africa.
The trading area for The Unity consisted of parts of today’s Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana. The captain and his chief mate exchanged the goods that were taken here for slavery with Africans.
The crossing from Africa to America is the most notorious part of a triangle trip. Sailing for weeks without land in sight must have been a horror. The Unity was only 22.50 meters long and had around 350 people on board.
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