Wanderer (Schooner)

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The Wanderer was a schooner that, in 1858, pretending to be on other business, carried 487 slaves from Africa to the United States (against U.S. law), and delivered slaves to South Carolina and Georgia. Some slaves were sold off Jekyll Island, Georgia, where the Wanderer made a stop. The names of persons who conspired to import Africans to the United States were never legally established. The yacht, the largest built in the United States up to that time, was seized, condemned, and sold at auction to Charles Lamar, a suspect in the conspiracy.

From the description of Wanderer records, 1838-1859 [bulk 1858]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863026

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bragg, Lillian Chaplin, 1895-1967. person
associatedWith Calonius, Erik. person
associatedWith Gamble, Thomas, 1858-1945. person
associatedWith Richardson, Joshua, 1774-1862. person
associatedWith Waring, Antonio J. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Slave trade

Corporate Body

Active 1838

Active 1859


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