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Peter G. Washington - Found Amistad Captives

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This is the ship  - the Peter G. Washington - whose crew members found the Amistad captives on the shore of Long Island.

A Coast Survey Brig, in service between 1838 - 1861, the Washington served as a revenue cutter, a naval ship and a Coast-Survey vessel.  

Its crew members captured Sengbe (Cinque) and the schooner, Amistad, in Long Island Sound. 

The Washington was in service in Mississippi on behalf of the Union, during the Civil War, when it was destroyed by Confederates in 1862.

To learn more about the ship, visit NOAA’s history page.


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Image, described above, online courtesy NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) History - A Science Odyssey.  PD

 

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