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Neptune (ship), 1754

posted Apr 23, 2010, 4:30 PM by James Wise   [ updated Sep 2, 2010, 10:15 AM by Travis Wise ]

The ship Neptune landed in Philadelphia, PA on September 30, 1754 was headed by Captain Waire. They sailed from Rotterdam and stopped at Cowes, England, for provisions as was the general custom during those long voyages, “The journey for those who came from Southern Germany in 1754 lasted ‘fully half a year amid such hardships as no one is able to describe adequately with their misery.’ The passage from Holland to Cowes, England, alone, ofter required from two to four weeks.”

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