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The Voyage of the Slave Ship HareA Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina$
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Sean M. Kelley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627687

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.001.0001

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The Crew

The Crew

(p.36) Chapter Two The Crew
The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

Sean M. Kelley

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter furnishes a biographical examination of the Hare’s captain, Caleb Godfrey, and the vessel’s mates. All of them had long experience in Newport’s maritime industry. The chapter then examines the Hare’s ordinary seamen, though their biographical details are much more difficult to uncover. Most of them probably came from outside of Newport and Rhode Island and consequently left little trace in the historical record. The chapter then proceeds with a discussion of New England maritime culture, which included the extensive use of horoscopes, and concludes with an analysis of the voyage instructions given by the Vernons to Godfrey.

Keywords:   Seamen, Newport, Rhode Island, Horoscopes, Maritime life, Biography

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